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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.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.


the act of capturing or arresting, hence an apprehension warrant allowing for the arrest of a person.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006

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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Mother Teresa keeps strumming and singing Chapins "Cat's in the Cradle" in my hustle-and-bustle on-constant replay dream where I never get to where I'm trying to go, that universal workaholic nightmare, don't step-on-the-cracks reality is reality, the everyday kind of power-walking the turn around the corner that's one big square of Tantalus-tempting glaring future that hasn't started yet, never will, those damned cracks thinking we have time for fear, which, of course, is all our time, these constant blocks building apprehension after apprehension, until sure enough, there's no room left for cracks, our one way to hear Mother's T's needed song.