ETYM Latin apprehensio: cf. French appréhension. Related to Apprehend.
1. Fearful expectation or anticipation; SYN. apprehensiveness, dread.
2. Painful expectation; SYN. misgiving.
3. The act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal); SYN. arrest, catch, collar, pinch, taking into custody.
ETYM Old Eng. arest, arrest, Old Fren. arest, French arręt, from arester. Related to Arrest.
Deprivation of personal liberty by legal authority to stop commission of a crime or to charge someone with violation of a criminal or civil law.
Federal laws, state laws, and local ordinances define circumstances under which individuals may be detained by law officers acting independently, court-issued warrants, or other individuals (citizen's arrest).
1. The act of stopping (usually stopping motion); SYN. check, stay.
2. The state of inactivity following an interruption; SYN. check, halt, hitch, stay, stop, stoppage.
ETYM French attachment.
1. A connection that fastens things together; SYN. bond.
2. A feeling of affection for a person or an institution; SYN. fond regard.
3. A supplementary part or accessory.
4. Faithful support for a religion or cause or political party; SYN. adherence.
5. The act of attaching something.
Law, taking of person or property by order of court.
ETYM Latin capture, from caper to take: cf. French capture. Related to Caitiff, aptive.
1. The act of taking of a person by force; SYN. seizure.
2. The act of forcibly dispossessing an owner of property; SYN. gaining control, seizure.
3. The act of taking a person prisoner.
4. A process whereby a star or planet holds an object in its gravitational field.
5. Any process in which an atomic or nuclear system acquires an additional particle.
1. The act of binding oneself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action; SYN. allegiance, loyalty, dedication.
2. An engagement by contract involving financial obligation.
3. A message that makes a pledge; SYN. dedication.
4. The official act of consigning a person to a prison (or mental hospital); SYN. committal, consignment.
1. The act of keeping something in one's possession; specifically; the withholding from the rightful owner of something that has lawfully come into the possession of the holder
2. Detention in custody
3. A writ authorizing the keeper of a prison to continue to hold a person in custody