Definitions

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  • noun A person kept for questioning who is not a formal suspect.

Etymologies

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Portuguese; entered British English in 2007 through extensive news coverage of the disappearance of Madeleine McCann in Portugal.

Examples

  • The word arguido, the Portuguese word -- basically there are no restrictions upon Kate and Gerry McCann.

    CNN Transcript Sep 9, 2007

  • Prosecutors initially placed "arguido" - or formal suspect - status on Mr McCann and his wife Kate but this was lifted in July last year when the case was shelved as detectives stopped actively searching for the youngster.

    BBC News | News Front Page | UK Edition

  • Portugal was heavily criticised for how it used "arguido" status in the McCann case but we now have a similar system which has entered by the back door.

    Damian Green's bail extended

  • We are rapidly going into a world like the Portuguese "arguido" system which is capable of blighting someone's life for very lengthy periods.

    Justifying misconduct in public office

  • I'm interested in your point about "arguido" status, Peter - I think you have a good point about this being a worrying development.

    Justifying misconduct in public office

  • Robert Murat, the first person to be named an "arguido" or formal suspect in Madeleine's disappearance, took part in a debate about the tabloid press at Cambridge University on Thursday night.

    Evening Standard - Home

  • Robert Murat, the first person to be named an "arguido" or formal suspect in Madeleine's disappearance, took part in a debate about the tabloid press at Cambridge University on Thursday night.

    The Guardian World News

  • :: July 21 - The Portuguese authorities shelve their investigation and lift the "arguido" status of the McCanns and Mr Murat.

    Latest News Breaking News and Current News from the UK and World Telegraph

  • Robert Murat, the first person to be named an "arguido" or formal suspect in Madeleine's disappearance, took part in a debate about the tabloid press at Cambridge University on Thursday night.

    The Guardian World News

  • But here is a related snippet from The Telegraph: "This morning he was named officially as an "arguido" – a "formal suspect".

    The Media Coverage of Robert Murat is Shameful

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