Arrest Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Arrest, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Arrest?

(v) Arrest is the action by which a person is stopped from his normal activities by virtue of a legal authority or sanction, either by detaining him or by stopping his external accesses. By an arrest, a person is deprived of his liberty. So the law contain many provisions like requirement of a warrant, adherence of Miranda rights, arraignment within the statutory limit etc.