1) The meaning ‘to impound goods or take them as security’ was formerly not uncommon.

1524 The said James doith … lygg in wate of her … and haith areasted godes, Wakefield

1652 John Eliston did arrest the goodes of Margaret Green, Holmfirth

1676 William Hall did arrest this informant his packe … for 2s and 1 penny debt … showing him a paper which hee called a warrant, Rotherham.

dates 1524 1676

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