citizen's arrest

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citizen's arrest (plural citizen's arrests or citizens' arrests)

  1. (uncountable, law) The right of a person who is not acting as a sworn law enforcement official to detain a suspected criminal until the police can be summoned.
  2. (countable, law) An arrest made under this right.

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