American Depository Receipt Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of American Depository Receipt, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is American Depository Receipt?

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.