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 About halfway down, Bruner spotted an entry for an arrestee — Gerson Fuentes, 27, of Ohio. Elahe Izadi, Washington Post, 28 July 2022 Goodman also said Kelly’s reliance on booking numbers — rather than the jail system’s average daily population — ignores how much time each arrestee actually spends in custody. Jeff Mcdonald, San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 Mar. 2022 Minutes later, a very different cohort of conservatives took center stage: political strategist and January 6th arrestee Alex Bruesewitz, Ryan Fournier of Students for Trump, and Instagram influencer Rogan O’Handley. Laura Jedeed, The New Republic, 26 Feb. 2022 These posts often include a combination of an arrestee’s name, hometown, age, arrest charges and, in the past, booking photo. Joey Cappelletti, oregonlive, 17 Jan. 2022 The seventh arrestee was Chan Pui-man, the former associate publisher of now-defunct Apple Daily and the wife of Chung, local media reported. Zinnia Lee, Forbes, 29 Dec. 2021 Instead, each police department will be required to ensure an arrestee is secure and later transferred to the jail. Lawrence Andrea, The Indianapolis Star, 22 Dec. 2021 In about a fifth of those cases, the arrestee remained in jail because prosecutors accepted a different charge, such as gun possession or burglary. Washington Post, 17 Dec. 2021 Additionally, Desadier allegedly tried to cover up the use of force by misleading his superiors after the arrestee in Ouachita Parish complained in the presence of Desadier's supervising officers. Christina Carrega, CNN, 29 Oct. 2021 See More

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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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6 Aug 2022

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“Arrestee.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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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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