reasonable force

Definition of "reasonable force"
  1. The amount of force legally permitted to achieve a specific outcome, such as preventing the theft of property, that is considered reasonable in a given situation
How to use "reasonable force" in a sentence
  1. The security guard used reasonable force to stop the shoplifter from leaving the store.
  2. In response to the intruder, the homeowner exerted what they believed to be reasonable force.
  3. The police officer was trained to use reasonable force when dealing with potentially dangerous situations.

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