American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One who is under arrest.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Scots law, the person in whose hands an arrestment is laid.
- n. a person who is under arrest.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Scots Law) The person in whose hands is the property attached by arrestment.
- From arrest and -ee. (Wiktionary)
“The court held that arresting officers may search a vehicle incident to arrest only if the arrestee is within reaching distance of the passenger compartment at the time of the search, or if the officers have a reasonable belief that the vehicle contains evidence of the crime for which the person is being arrested.”
“In this case the arrestee is a Moslim, not a Christian.”
“Eventually, I refined my system, so that a new 'arrestee' was arriving every two hours, just as the previous one was leaving, more often than not with a spring in his step after having found out the accusations against him were baseless or unproveable.”
“Any arrestee who could not afford to pay the fine, which was nearly all, would be hired out to private employers to satisfy the fine.”
“Pro. 5 (a) (1) (A) about no “unnecessary delay” in bringing an arrestee to court?”
“If the state cannot bar an arrestee and former Communist Party member from engaging in the practice of law merely due to the fact that he was arrested (along with police reports, etc) for suspicion of criminal syndication, what limits does a college have when denying a student access to college housing?”
“You have to consider the * innocent* suspect: if he never touched the gun, but a Texas LEO showed him a fraudulent forensic report that said his fingerprints were found on the gun, the arrestee could reasonably conclude that the police were railroading him with false evidence.”
“The time the arrestee spends working through the system — time in the police van, in the station, in jail, in court — the expense, the ignominy of being charged, none of those are rebated to the acquitted defendant.”
“According to police reports he slammed her head against a wall and left “mild abrasions from [a] knife wound” on her neck and “minor scars on her hand from her trying to defend herself against the arrestee swinging the knife at her.””
“WASHINGTON—A Supreme Court case testing whether jails can strip-search every arrestee has provoked a bitter clash between two headstrong lawyers—on the same side.”
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