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1 : to cause to halt [stopped payment]
2 : to subject to a legal stop
: to cease activity or motion
n : an act or instance of stopping
: a temporary detention that constitutes a limited seizure of a person for the purpose of inquiry or investigation and that must be based on reasonable suspicion see also terry stop compare arrest
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.