citizen's arrest

citizen's arrest
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Definitions of citizen's arrest words

  • countable noun citizen's arrest If someone makes a citizen's arrest, they catch someone who they believe has committed a crime and inform the police. 3
  • noun citizen's arrest an arrest carried out by an ordinary member of the public rather than an officer of the law 3
  • noun citizen's arrest an arrest made by a citizen who is not a law officer, as allowed under common law or by statute 3
  • noun citizen's arrest an arrest made by a private citizen whose authority derives from the fact of citizenship. 1
  • noun citizen's arrest (Uncountable Noun) (law) The right of a person who is not acting as a sworn law enforcement official to detain a suspected criminal until the police can be summoned. 0
  • noun citizen's arrest (Countable Noun) (law) An arrest made under this right. 0

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Origin of citizen's arrest

First appearance:

before 1950
One of the 5% newest English words
First recorded in 1950-55

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Parts of speech for Citizen's arrest


citizen's arrest popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 2% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

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