citizen's arrest

Definition of "citizen's arrest"
  1. An arrest carried out by a non-law enforcement individual in specific circumstances, like witnessing a violent crime
How to use "citizen's arrest" in a sentence
  1. He made a citizen's arrest on the thief until the police arrived.
  2. In the wake of the violent assault, a bystander executed a citizen's arrest.
  3. Despite the risk, she felt compelled to make a citizen's arrest when she saw the robbery unfold.

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