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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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Such apprehensions got credence following the political debacle the PML-N led government in Balochistan had faced, and not only the party's chief minister had to resign in an unceremonious way but the total strength of the PML-N parliamentary party in the province also slipped out of their hands.
It can be shown mathematically that under this process, the probability of apprehension is a simple function of the probability of at-border deterrence and the recidivist ratio, which is the ratio of apprehensions after the first one to all apprehensions.
Kelly observed: "The drop in apprehensions shows a marked change in trends.
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The Department of Homeland Security released a statement alongside the March statistics, noting that the number is still much lower than March 2014, when there were 49,596 apprehensions.
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The head of the ECB, Mario Draghi, has said that the apprehensions aired by Germans over the eurozone are misplaced.
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