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Apprehension

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

apprehension

the 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.

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Unutterable apprehension closed Noel Vanstone's lips.
In the monotony of my life, and in my constant apprehension of the re-opening of the school, it was such an insupportable affliction
You expressed, besides, your apprehension, that the unpatriotic prejudices of my countrymen would not allow fair play to such a work as that of which I endeavoured to demonstrate the probable success.
His apprehension was so clear, and his judgment so exact, that he made very wise reflections and observations upon all I said.
The sky was bright and the wind fair, nor had we the least apprehension of the danger into which we were falling, but with the utmost carelessness and jollity held on our course.
Instead of their being "joined in affection" and free from all apprehension of different "interests," envy and jealousy would soon extinguish confidence and affection, and the partial interests of each confederacy, instead of the general interests of all America, would be the only objects of their policy and pursuits.
The same combinations, in short, would result from an apprehension of the federal, as was produced by the dread of a foreign, yoke; and unless the projected innovations should be voluntarily renounced, the same appeal to a trial of force would be made in the one case as was made in the other.
Added to this, he could not bear the idea of again returning to this dangerous place; and as for the expectation of persuading the Frenchmen to detach a boat's crew for the purpose of rescuing me from the Typees, he looked upon it as idle; and with arguments that I could not answer, urged the improbability of their provoking the hostilities of the clan by any such measure; especially, as for the purpose of quieting its apprehensions, they had as yet refrained from making any visit to the bay.
The wind whistled, the sea roared, the gloom was only broken by the ghastly glare of the foaming breakers, the minds of the seamen were full of dreary apprehensions, and some of them fancied they heard the cries of their lost comrades mingling with the uproar of the elements.
Very ill; frighted almost to death with the apprehensions of my sad condition - to be sick, and no help.
The old man found me a little confused, and under some concern when he named a Dutch ship, and said to me, "Sir, you need be under no apprehensions of the Dutch; I suppose they are not now at war with your nation?
The mother played her accompaniments and at the same time watched her daughter with greedy admiration and nervous apprehension.