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Definition of "arrestee" [ar•res•tee]

  • One who is under arrest. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "arrestee" in a sentence
  • "The court held that arresting officers may search a vehicle incident to arrest only if the arrestee is within reaching distance of the passenger compartment at the time of the search, or if the officers have a reasonable belief that the vehicle contains evidence of the crime for which the person is being arrested."
  • "In this case the arrestee is a Moslim, not a Christian."
  • "Eventually, I refined my system, so that a new 'arrestee' was arriving every two hours, just as the previous one was leaving, more often than not with a spring in his step after having found out the accusations against him were baseless or unproveable."