civil arrest

Definition of "civil arrest"
  1. The act of detaining a defendant involved in a civil lawsuit until they either post set bail or fulfill the payment required by the court's decision
How to use "civil arrest" in a sentence
  1. The court ordered a civil arrest of the defendant as he failed to make the necessary payments.
  2. The sheriff conducted the civil arrest following the judge's order due to the defendant's noncompliance with the court's judgment.
  3. Upon the defendant's failure to post bail, a civil arrest was executed to ensure compliance with the legal judgment.

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