arguido

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Etymology[edit]

Portuguese; entered British English in 2007 through extensive news coverage of the disappearance of Madeleine McCann in Portugal.

Noun[edit]

arguido ‎(plural arguidos)

  1. A person kept for questioning who is not a formal suspect.

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From arguir.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

arguido m (plural arguidos, feminine arguida, feminine plural arguidas)

  1. (law) Under the Portuguese legal system, a person kept for questioning as a witness to a crime, who is not a formal suspect. (Arrests can only be made after police have designated an individual as an arguido. A person can also request this status for the rights it gives, such as the right to a legal representative and the right to remain silent.)