ar·​rest·​ee | \ ə-ˌre-ˈstē How to pronounce arrestee (audio) \

Definition of arrestee

: a person who is under arrest

Examples of arrestee in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When an unarmed arrestee panics and runs, he should be recaught, not shot. WSJ, "Why Was Daunte Wright Shot by the Police?," 18 Apr. 2021 According to the York Daily Record, the arrestee was hospitalized and his condition was unclear. Kiara Alfonseca, ABC News, "Daunte Wright shooting: Other officers have mistaken their guns for stun guns," 15 Apr. 2021 Kwiatkowski has denied using a chokehold on the arrestee, as well as the rest of Horne’s version of events. Annie Sweeney,, "With Chicago help, Buffalo officer earns court win in claim she was fired for stopping another cop from using chokehold," 14 Apr. 2021 In Utah, that’s been done by assigning dollar amounts to different crimes so that officials can calculate the bail total for each arrestee based on their charges. The Salt Lake Tribune, "Utah sought to make its bail system more fair to the poor. And months later, some lawmakers are calling it a disaster.," 26 Feb. 2021 The first, Sloboda failed to search an arrestee, later found to have a toy gun hidden in his pants. Adam Ferrise, cleveland, "RTA police officer suspended amid excessive force investigation, official says," 24 Feb. 2021 For the booking photo, religious headwear can be kept on unless there is reasonable suspicion that the arrestee has a distinguishing feature of investigative value that is not fully visible, such as hair color or birth marks. Ganesh Setty, Sahar Akbarzai, And Eric Levenson, CNN, "NYPD will now allow religious people to wear head coverings in booking photos," 10 Nov. 2020 Township police said in a prior news release that an arrestee escaped her flex cuffs in the back of a patrol car and took her clothes off. Christina Hall, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Will Breathe demands charges be dropped against protesters in Shelby Township," 26 Oct. 2020 As officers attempted to put one arrestee into a transport van, the statement said, a man inside the van forced his way out and and fled, running about two blocks with zip-ties binding his hands before officers recaptured him. Eliott C. Mclaughlin, CNN, "Portland protests remain largely peaceful until night falls and police are targeted, authorities say," 27 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of arrestee

1944, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for arrestee

arrest entry 1 + -ee entry 1

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The first known use of arrestee was in 1944

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2 May 2021

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“Arrestee.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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ar·​res·​tee | \ ə-ˌres-ˈtē How to pronounce arrestee (audio) \

Legal Definition of arrestee

: a person who is or was under arrest

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