put in duress

put in duress
index arrest (apprehend), seize (apprehend)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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  • put under duress — index kidnap Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Duress in English law — For United States law on the criminal defense, as well as for duress in contract law, see duress. Duress in English law is a complete common law defence, operating in favour of those who commit crimes because they are forced or compelled to do so …   Wikipedia

  • arrest — ar·rest 1 /ə rest/ n [Middle French arest, from arester to stop, seize, arrest, ultimately from Latin ad to, at + restare to stay]: the restraining and seizure of a person whether or not by physical force by someone acting under authority (as a… …   Law dictionary

  • seize — vt seized, seiz·ing 1 or seise: to put in possession of property or vest with the right of possession or succession stand seized of land 2: to take possession or custody of (property) esp. by lawful authority seize drugs as evidence …   Law dictionary

  • incarcerate — v. a. Imprison, put in prison, place in confinement, put in duress, place in durance, immure, confine, commit, send to jail …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • kidnap — kid·nap / kid ˌnap/ vt kid·napped or kid·naped / ˌnapt/, kid·nap·ping, or, kid·nap·ing, / ˌna piŋ/ [probably back formation from kidnapper, from kid child + obsolete napper thief]: to seize and confine or carry away by force or fraud and often… …   Law dictionary

  • kiDNAp — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. abduct, seize, take hostage, carry off, carry away, hold for ransom, ravish, capture, steal, rape, waylay, shanghai, make off with, make away with, grab, remove, lay hands on, put under duress, impress, spirit away, snatch*,… …   English dictionary for students

  • imprison — v. a. Incarcerate, immure, confine, commit, shut up, put in duress or durance, place in confinement …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • English criminal law — The Old Bailey, a Crown Court centre, is situated on the site of the former bailey of the London wall English criminal law refers to the body of law in the jurisdiction of England and Wales which deals with crimes and their consequences. Criminal …   Wikipedia

  • Criminal defenses — In the field of criminal law there are a variety of conditions that will tend to negate elements of a crime (particularly the intent element), known as defenses. The label may be apt in jurisdictions where the accused may be assigned some burden… …   Wikipedia

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