What is Arrestment?

Legal Definition
Scotch law. By this term is sometimes meant the securing of a criminal's person till trial, or that of a debtor till he give security judicio sisti. Ersk. Pr. L. Scot. 1, 2, 12. It is also the order of a judge, by which he who isdebtor in a movable obligation to the arrester's debtor, is probibited to make payment or delivery till the debt due to the arrester be paid or secured. Ersk. Pr. L. Scot. 3, 6, 1. See Attachment, foreign. where arrestment proceeds on a depending action, it may be loosed by the common debtor's giving security to the arrester for his debt, in the event it shall be found due. Id. 3, 6, 7.
-- Bouviers Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
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.
-- Black's Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
Arrest; a Scotch process of attachment of the debtor person.
-- Ballentine's Law Dictionary