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- n. Agent noun of apprehend; one who apprehends.
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- n. One who apprehends.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who seizes or arrests.
- n. One who discerns or recognizes mentally.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person who knows or apprehends
- n. a person who seizes or arrests (especially a person who seizes or arrests in the name of justice)
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In other words, "actual restraint of the person" is perfectly legal if the apprehender reasonably believes a crime has been committed.
We hear it in the words of the old-lady Indian seer Florita Almada, possessor of common-sense recipes for high blood pressure, and apprehender of danger.
KING: If there is an apprehender and if Jessica is alive, should he tell the apprehender things about her?
The great apprehender with a vajra grappling-rope,
KING: One of the more -- this is something people say more and more on the street -- why have we never heard from the young daughter who was there and two, someone came and did a drawing based on what she told them he, the apprehender, looked like.
A slim form interposed itself between the Princess and her would-be apprehender.
Aristotle, much later, was to talk of “the thought which thinks itself,” and the embryo of this notion may be contained in Heraclitus 'belief that the soul is both the apprehender of logos and in some sense identical with logos.
The mind is the apprehender of the objects of the senses.
Being provided with a certificate from the justice where he found the slave, the apprehender could then take the fugitive back to the owner and might collect ten shillings as a reward and an additional shilling for each mile of travel necessary in bringing the slave to the master.
The instructor, the apprehender, the hearer, and the enemy, are pleased within the heart.