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 Over the next four months, Pittman’s family and other organizers raised nearly $30,000 to free the arrestees. Nick Pinto, The New Republic, "Criminal justice reformers are rethinking the crusade against cash bail.," 6 Apr. 2020 As of August, the FBI's national DNA index contained more than 17 million profiles of offenders and arrestees. Fox News, "Trump administration to broaden migrant DNA collection at border," 3 Oct. 2019 Meanwhile, each police vehicle will have a dashboard camera aimed toward the windshield and another monitoring the back seat, where arrestees and prisoners are transported. Bob Sandrick, cleveland, "North Royalton buys dashboard, body cameras for police officers," 14 Jan. 2020 The department purchased a portable fingerprinting and identification system that gives officers the ability to fingerprint, identify, cite and release an arrestee themselves. Stephen Simpson, Arkansas Online, "North Little Rock cuts booking costs for arrestees," 25 Dec. 2019 Fifty-two arrestees, outfitted in orange and maroon jumpsuits, await their first appearance before a judge. Richard A. Webster, Washington Post, "One in 7 adults in New Orleans have a warrant out for their arrest, new data shows," 20 Sep. 2019 Lightfoot then read statistics about the arrests for gun offenses in Chicago over the July 4 weekend, saying that of the 76 arrestees, 18 were repeat gun offenders. John Byrne,, "Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot calls on Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle to release bond data on gun offenders," 18 July 2019 To reduce the number of inmates in the jail, the sheriff’s office may release some inmates early and refuse to book in arrestees on some minor charges. Elise Schmelzer, The Denver Post, "Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office may release jail inmates early or refuse to book arrestees to meet 2020 budget," 6 Dec. 2019 According to reports, the arrestee was parked on the shoulder of Interstate 90 with her hazard lights on. Brian Lisik, cleveland, "Car hit after driver pulls over to help disabled motorist: Avon Police Blotter," 27 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of arrestee

1944, in the meaning defined above

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“Arrestee.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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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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