(||Ar*rêt) n. [F. See Arrest, n.] (F. Law) (a) A judgment, decision, or decree of a court or high
tribunal; also, a decree of a sovereign. (b) An arrest; a legal seizure.
(Ar*ret") v. t. Same as Aret. [Obs.] Spenser.
(Ar`rha*phos"tic) a. [Gr. 'a priv. + to sew together.] Seamless. [R.]
(Ar*rhi"zal Ar*rhi"zous) a. [Gr. not rooted; 'a priv. + a root.] (Bot.) Destitute of a true root, as
a parasitical plant.
(Ar*rhyth"mic Ar*rhyth"mous) a. 'a priv. + rhythm.]> (Med.) Being without rhythm or regularity,
as the pulse.
(Ar"rhyt*my) n. [Gr. 'a priv. + rhythm.] Want of rhythm. [R.]
(Ar*ride") v. t. [L. arridere; ad + ridere to laugh.] To please; to gratify. [Archaic] B. Jonson.
Above all thy rarities, old Oxenford, what do most arride and solace me are thy repositories of moldering
Arriere fee, Arriere fief, a fee or fief dependent on a superior fee, or a fee held of a feudatory.
Arriere vassal, the vassal of a vassal.
(Ar*riere") n. [F. arrière. See Arrear.] "That which is behind"; the rear; chiefly used as an
adjective in the sense of behind, rear, subordinate.
(Ar*riere"-ban`) n. [F., fr. OE. arban, heriban, fr. OHG. hariban, heriban, G. heerbann,
the calling together of an army; OHG. heri an army + ban a public call or order. The French have misunderstood
their old word, and have changed it into arrière-ban, though arrière has no connection with its proper
meaning. See Ban, Abandon.] A proclamation, as of the French kings, calling not only their immediate
feudatories, but the vassals of these feudatories, to take the field for war; also, the body of vassals called
or liable to be called to arms, as in ancient France.
Arris fillet, a triangular piece of wood used to raise the slates of a roof against a chimney or wall, to
throw off the rain. Gwilt. Arris gutter, a gutter of a V form fixed to the eaves of a building. Gwilt.
(Ar"ris) n. [OF. areste, F. arête, fr. L. arista the top or beard of an ear of grain, the bone of a
fish.] (Arch.) The sharp edge or salient angle formed by two surfaces meeting each other, whether
plane or curved; - - applied particularly to the edges in moldings, and to the raised edges which separate
the flutings in a Doric column. P. Cyc.
(Ar"rish) n. [See Eddish.] The stubble of wheat or grass; a stubble field; eddish. [Eng.] [Written
also arish, ersh, etc.]
The moment we entered the stubble or arrish.
(Ar"ris*wise`) adv. Diagonally laid, as tiles; ridgewise.
(Ar*riv"al) n. [From Arrive.]
1. The act of arriving, or coming; the act of reaching a place from a distance, whether by water (as in its
original sense) or by land.
Our watchmen from the towers, with longing eyes,
Expect his swift arrival.