Definition of citizen's arrest in English:

citizen's arrest

Line breaks: citi|zen's ar¦rest

noun

  • An arrest by an ordinary person without a warrant, allowable in certain cases: he chased the thugs and made a citizen’s arrest
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    • If the defendant has any power to interfere with the plaintiff's liberty, it lies in its powers to effect a citizen's arrest.
    • So you and I could go and arrest someone, and basically there are other sort of provisions in other Acts, but the main thing is that they can make a citizen's arrest but they cannot go and hound and harass people.
    • We're told staff from the daycare center made a citizen's arrest for trespassing.

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