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 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 The state appealed the verdict, arguing that officers have no legal duty to seek medical care for an arrestee who, while suspected of drug use, shows no symptoms and declines offers of care. Bob Egelko,, "Court upholds $645k award to family of Alameda man who died in police custody," 24 Aug. 2020 Tulsa Police spoke to the arrestee, Ms. Buck, for several minutes trying to convince her to leave on her own accord... Li Cohen, CBS News, "Black Lives Matter protests ensue outside Trump's "Keep America Great" rally in Tulsa," 20 June 2020 Of the male arrestees, 53% were white, 46% were black and the remaining 1% were other races or unidentified. Duard Headley,, "350 protesters were arrested in Cincinnati. 309 of them might have their charges dropped.," 9 June 2020 Once an arrest was made, civilians made sure to take a picture of the arrestee and posted them on online channels. Lavender Au, The New York Review of Books, "In Hong Kong, Uncertainty Rules as Beijing Asserts Control," 5 June 2020 The Republic worked to independently verify the arrestees' addresses by searching public records and was able to find information for about half of the 129 initially compiled. Perry Vandell, azcentral, "We looked at who was arrested during Phoenix protests. Here's what we found," 4 June 2020 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

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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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4 Oct 2020

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“Arrestee.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Oct. 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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