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civil arrest

Definitions of civil arrest

the arrest of a defendant in a civil lawsuit. The defendant is then kept in detention until one of the following happens: 1. bail (=a sum of money that a person accused of a crime pays to a court) is paid; 2. the court hearing takes place; 3. any money owed following a judgment is paid.

A civil arrest warrant was issued in 2012 after Mr Thompson failed to attend a court hearing.