Arrest of Judgment Law and Legal Definition

Arrest of judgment means the court’s refusal to render its decision, or a postponement of its judgment after a verdict has been reached, due to some error or defect appearing on the face of the record, such that if the decision is made, it would result in the reversal of such judgment. Arrest of judgment refers to the staying of a judgment for some legal cause. A motion for such a purpose is called a motion in arrest of judgment.