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citizen's arrest

noun, Law.
1.
an arrest made by a private citizen whose authority derives from the fact of citizenship.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55
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British Dictionary definitions for citizen arrest

citizen's arrest

noun
1.
an arrest carried out by an ordinary member of the public rather than an officer of the law
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