arrestable

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adjective ar·rest·able \ə-ˈre-stə-bəl also a-\

Definition of arrestable

of a criminal offense

  1. :  identified by statute as an offense for which arrest is authorized; broadly :  of a sufficiently serious nature or committed in such circumstances that arrest is authorized Berzon noted that under Washington law, the officers had no authority to take Brooks into custody: Failure to sign a traffic infraction is not an arrestable offense, and it’s not illegal to resist an unlawful arrest. — Mike Carter, Seattle Times, 2 Oct. 2010

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Origin and Etymology of arrestable

1arrest + -able


First Known Use: 1880


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