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rearrest

verb re·ar·rest \ (ˌ)rē-ə-ˈrest \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of rearrest

rearrested; rearresting; rearrests
: to arrest (someone or something) again
  • Moreover, research funded by The Arnold Foundation finds the longer a low-risk defendant remains in jail pretrial, the higher the likelihood they will be rearrested.
  • —Lettie Prell

First Known Use of rearrest

1655

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rearrest

noun

Definition of rearrest

plural rearrests
: a second or subsequent arrest
  • … officials noticed the mistake and launched a search that led to his rearrest.
  • —Sarah Ravani

First Known Use of rearrest

1812

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