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citizen's arrest

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Law
citizen's arrestˌcitizen’s arˈrest noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 SCLwhen a person who is not a police officer catches someone and presents them to the police because they have done something illegal 🔊 Brown made a citizen’s arrest when a youth attempted to rob an elderly woman.
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citizen's arrestJoseph Harker How does a citizen's arrest work?He fought with them, before making a citizen's arrest.made a citizen’s arrestPalmer made a citizen's arrest after tackling the robber as he tried to get away.
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