Dutch term – Arrest

The Dutch word arrest can have different meanings:

  • a verdict of a higher court
  • the arrest of a person
  • a lien against goods.

You will typically come across the term in court records or police records.

Police officer

Police officer (TV show). Credits: Nationaal Archief

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