ap·pre·hen·sion /ˌa-pri-'hen-chən/ n: arrest

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I (act of arresting) noun arrest, caption, capture, catch, confinement, detention, holding in custody, imprisonment, incarceration, internment, restraint, retention, seizure, taking, taking hold II (fear) noun agitation, alarm, anticipation of adversity, anxiety, apprehensiveness, care, concern, consternation, distrust, foreboding, misdoubt, misgiving, mistrust, overanxiety, perturbation phobia, presentiment, qualm, sense of danger, suspicion, threat, trepidation, uneasiness, worry III (perception) noun cognition, cognizance, comprehension, conception, discernment, grasp, idea, image, impression, intellection, judgment, knowledge, mastery, mental capacity, notion, observation, opinion, recognition, reflection, sense, thought, understanding, view IV index appropriation (taking), arrest, cloud (suspicion), cognition, comprehension, concept, consternation, constraint (imprisonment), detection, dialectic, doubt (indecision), doubt (suspicion), fear, fright, idea, impression, misgiving, notion, perception, phobia, position (point of view), qualm, realization, scienter, scruple, sense (feeling), stress (strain), suspicion (mistrust), trepidation, understanding (comprehension)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

The seizure and arrest of a person who is suspected of having committed a crime.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.

The seizure and arrest of a person who is suspected of having committed a crime.
A reasonable belief of the possibility of imminent injury or death at the hands of another that justifies a person acting in self-defense against the potential attack.

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  • appréhension — [ apreɑ̃sjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1265; lat. apprehensio ♦ Action d appréhender. 1 ♦ Vx Fait de saisir par l esprit. ⇒ compréhension. « L appréhension, je l ai lente et embrouillée » (Montaigne). Philos. Opération par laquelle l esprit atteint un objet de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Apprehension — Ap pre*hen sion, n. [L. apprehensio: cf. F. appr[ e]hension. See {Apprehend}.] 1. The act of seizing or taking hold of; seizure; as, the hand is an organ of apprehension. Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] 2. The act of seizing or taking by legal… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • appréhension — APPRÉHENSION. sub. f. Crainte. Être dans l appréhension. Avoir de l appréhension. Dans l appréhension qu il a qu on ne le trompe.Appréhension, en termes de Logique, C est l idée qu on prend d une chose, sans en porter alors aucun jugement. La… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • apprehension — 1 arrest, detention, attachment (see under ARREST vb) Analogous words: seizing or seizure, taking (see corresponding verbs at TAKE): capturing or capture, catching (see corresponding verbs at CATCH) Contrasted words: releasing or release,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • apprehension — Apprehension. s.f.v. En terme de Logique, c est la premiere operation de l entendement, la premiere idée qu il prend d une chose, sans en porter aucun jugement. La simple apprehension.... Il sign. aussi, Crainte. Estre dans l apprehension. avoir… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Apprehension — can refer to: *apprehension (understanding), awareness or understanding of something by the mind. *apprehension (fear), a fearful emotion. *arrest, the detention of a criminal by law enforcement officers …   Wikipedia

  • apprehension — [n1] anxiety, fear alarm, apprehensiveness, concern, disquiet, doubt, dread, foreboding, misgiving, mistrust, premonition, presage, presentiment, suspicion, trepidation, uneasiness, worry; concepts 27,690 Ant. calmness, ease apprehension [n2]… …   New thesaurus

  • apprehension — (n.) perception, comprehension, late 14c., from O.Fr. apprehension or directly from L. apprehensionem (nom. apprehensio), noun of action from pp. stem of apprehendere (see APPREHEND (Cf. apprehend)). Sense of seizure on behalf of authority is… …   Etymology dictionary

  • apprehension — Apprehension, Comprehensio. Apprehension et la conception de nostre entendement, Sensus …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • apprehension — ► NOUN 1) uneasy or fearful anticipation. 2) understanding. 3) the action of arresting someone …   English terms dictionary

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