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v. this comes from the french word Arrêt meaning to stop and in practice it means to apprehend a person suspected of committing a crime, so as, to curtail his liberty or free movement, by legal authority. It must be noted that an arrest need not be by actual force or manual touching of the body; it is called an arrest if the party agrees to be within the power of the officer. The word arrest is better understood against civil cases; for criminal cases apprehension suits better. In criminal cases it is usually made under a warrant charging the person with a suspicion. Not always a law enforcement agency is involved, like in a citizen's arrest- an arrest made by a civilian person as opposed to a sworn law enforcement officer.

 
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