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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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And if he is here,'' said Rowena, compelling herself to a tone of indifference, though trembling with an agony of apprehension which she could not suppress, ``in what is he the rival of Front-de-B
We gave her chase, in hopes of being informed by the crew whether there were any Arabian vessels at the mouth of the strait; but the Moors, who all entertain dismal apprehensions of the Franks, plied their oars and sail with the utmost diligence, and as soon as they reached land, quitted their boat, and scoured to the mountains.
The apprehension may be considered as a disease, for which there can be found no cure in the resources of argument and reasoning.
It must increase your strength, riches, and trade; and by this union the whole island, being joined in affection and free from all apprehensions of different interest, will be ENABLED TO RESIST ALL ITS ENEMIES.
That the people and the States should, for a sufficient period of time, elect an uninterupted succession of men ready to betray both; that the traitors should, throughout this period, uniformly and systematically pursue some fixed plan for the extension of the military establishment; that the governments and the people of the States should silently and patiently behold the gathering storm, and continue to supply the materials, until it should be prepared to burst on their own heads, must appear to every one more like the incoherent dreams of a delirious jealousy, or the misjudged exaggerations of a counterfeit zeal, than like the sober apprehensions of genuine patriotism.
Morison had listened to all that the boy had to say and realized that the trader had used him as a tool whereby he himself might get Meriem into his possession, his blood ran hot with rage and he trembled with apprehension for the girl's safety.
15, Rue de Nouailles; he has, I believe, two hundred thousand francs in Morrel's hands, and if there be any grounds for apprehension, as this is a greater amount than mine, you will most probably find him better informed than myself.
Be not alarmed, madam, on receiving this letter, by the apprehension of its containing any repetition of those sentiments or renewal of those offers which were last night so disgusting to you.
She received her fifteen sous with humble thankfulness, in constant apprehension of losing even that miserable pittance.
To facilitate our correct apprehension of his meaning, he at first condensed his ideas into the smallest possible compass.
The next is, the apprehension and construction of the injury offered, to be, in the circumstances thereof, full of contempt: for contempt is that, which putteth an edge upon anger, as much or more than the hurt itself.
Her first words filled Clayton with vague apprehension.