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The seizure and arrest of a person who is suspected of having committed a crime.
A reasonable belief of the possibility of imminent injury or death at the hands of another that justifies a person acting in Self-Defense against the potential attack.
An apprehension of attack is an element of the defense of self-defense that can be used in a criminal prosecution for assault and battery, manslaughter, or murder. An individual who acts under apprehension of attack does not have to fear injury. It is sufficient that there is a likeli-hood of actual injury to justify the person's taking steps to protect himself or herself.
apprehension(Act of arresting), noun arrest, capture, catch, confinement, detention, holding in custody, imprisonment, incarceration, internment, retention, seizure, taking, taking hold
apprehension(Fear), noun agitation, alarm, anticipaaion of adversity, anxiety, apprehensiveness, care, concern, consternation, distrust, foreboding, misdoubt, misgiving, mistrust, overanxiety, perturbation, phobia, presentiment, qualm, sense of danger, suspicion, threat, trepidation, worry
apprehension(Perception), noun cognition, comprehension, conception, discernment, grasp, idea, image, impression, intellection, judgment, mastery, mental capacity, notion, observation, opinion, recognition, reflection, sense, thought, view
See also: appropriation, arrest, cloud, cognition, comprehension, concept, consternation, constraint, detection, dialectic, doubt, fear, feeling, fright, idea, impression, imprisonment, indecision, misgiving, mistrust, notion, perception, phobia, point of view, position, qualm, realization, scienter, scruple, sense, stress, suspicion, taking, trepidation, understanding
apprehensionthe act of capturing or arresting, hence an apprehension warrant allowing for the arrest of a person.
APPREHENSION, practice. The capture or arrest of a person. The term apprehension is applied to criminal cases, and arrest to civil cases; as, one having authority may arrest on civil process, and apprehend on a criminal warrant.