rearrest

verb
re·​ar·​rest | \ (ˌ)rē-ə-ˈrest How to pronounce rearrest (audio) \
rearrested; rearresting; rearrests

Definition of rearrest

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

: 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

rearrest

noun
plural rearrests

Definition of rearrest (Entry 2 of 2)

: 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

Verb

1655, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1812, in the meaning defined above

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“Rearrest.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rearrest. Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.

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