Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    Arrest; a Scotch process of attachment of the debtor person.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In Scotch law. Securing a criminalis person till trial or that of a debtor till he give security judicio sisti. The order of a judge, by which he who is debtor in a movable obligation to the arrester's debtor is prohibited to make payment or delivery till the debt due to the arrester be paid or secured. Ersk. Inst 3, 6, 2.