Definition of citizen's arrest in English:

citizen's arrest

Syllabification: cit·i·zen's ar·rest

noun

An arrest by an ordinary person without a warrant, allowable in certain cases.
More example sentences
  • 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.

Definition of citizen's arrest in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day impudicity
Pronunciation: ˌimpyəˈdisitē
noun
lack of modesty