Adjective "arrestable" definition and examples

(Arrestable may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/əˈrɛstəb(ə)l/

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Definitions and examples

noun

An offence for which there is a fixed mandatory penalty or which carries a sentence of at least five years' imprisonment (e.g. theft).
  1. 'Breaching the banning order is an arrestable offence carrying a possible six-month jail sentence and a £5,000 fine.'
  2. 'He pressed for legislation making it an arrestable offence to carry an imitation gun or air weapon in public.'

More definitions

1. to seize (a person) by legal authority or warrant; take into custody: The police arrested the burglar.

2. to catch and hold; attract and fix; engage: The loud noise arrested our attention.

3. to check the course of; stop; slow down: to arrest progress.

4. Medicine/Medical. to control or stop the active progress of (a disease): The new drug did not arrest the cancer. noun

5. the taking of a person into legal custody, as by officers of the law.

6. any se

More examples(as adjective)

"offences can be arrestable."

Origin

(arrest)