Definition of arrestment in English:

arrestment

noun

Scots Law
  • An attachment of property for the satisfaction of a debt.

    ‘the Scottish clearing banks are unable to handle the volume of arrestments’
    • ‘When we had to take action against a neighbour, we had to get wage arrestments and eventually bank arrestments.’
    • ‘What is even more unbelievable is that the Executive is failing to use civil means, such as arrestment of wages or benefits, to pursue the unpaid fines.’

Pronunciation

arrestment

/əˈrɛs(t)m(ə)nt/