Brazilian legal terminology – difference between Aresto and Arresto

ARESTO

Widely used in Brazilian legal literature, “aresto” is a court ruling. Not to be confused with “arresto“, which is the legal forfeiture or seizure of an asset:

http://www.migalhas.com.br/Gramatigalhas/10,MI109704,61044-Aresto

Other links:

STJ (legal terminolgy search on Brazil’s Superior Tribunal of Justice Thesaurus):

http://www.stj.jus.br/SCON/servlet/ThesMain?action=consultar&pesquisa=ARESTO