Definition of apprehension
2 : seizure by legal process : arrest <apprehension of a criminal>
3 : suspicion or fear especially of future evil : foreboding <an atmosphere of nervous apprehension>
Examples of apprehension
The thought of moving to a new city fills me with apprehension.
an increased number of apprehensions
Origin of apprehension
Middle English, from Late Latin apprehension-, apprehensio, from Latin apprehendere
First Known Use: 14th century
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