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apreensão (de bens)

substantivo

partial

seizure

noun

Comparative law notes

"Apreensão" is used in Portuguese only in the sense of taking possession of property, not of a person. When referring to a person, the term "prisão" (arrest) is used.

Definitions of seizure

the act of taking possession of a person or property under legal authority

The Fourth Amendment to the US Constitution guarantees the right against unreasonable searches and seizures.