Definition of rearrest in English:



[with object]
  • Arrest (someone) again.

    ‘he was rearrested on his return to England’
    • ‘Her father was rearrested in autumn 1935, held in Butyrka prison for a few months, and then exiled again, this time to Kazakhstan.’
    • ‘Not everyone was found guilty by its courts, but those who were released were simply rearrested by the Gestapo and sent to a concentration camp.’
    • ‘The man from Rotherham, who was one of 10 arrested on April 19, has since been rearrested and is being questioned by the immigration service.’
    • ‘The following day, he was rearrested under the Terrorism Act.’
    • ‘Fortunately, the Spanish police rearrested the man in July.’
    • ‘At the end of the first 90 days, the police tried to break his will by telling him that he was free - and promptly rearresting him.’
    • ‘He was rearrested in the following year for demanding money from a jeweller.’
    • ‘He was then rearrested on extradition proceedings launched by the United States.’
    • ‘He was then rearrested, a stay was sought, it was granted for a short period.’
    • ‘Raids continued throughout the UK with terror suspects originally arrested by armed police, being rearrested on lesser charges, Scotland Yard said.’
    • ‘Yesterday he was rearrested on an international warrant in connection with allegations that he provided false information on an application for a commercial pilot's licence in the US.’
    • ‘He was rearrested shortly after his release in April 30 this year following protests from Western governments.’
    • ‘He was rearrested when he sneaked back into Finland for his father's funeral.’
    • ‘Shortly after telephoning his wife and several friends in Italy, he was rearrested by the Egyptian government.’
    • ‘The court heard that when he was finally rearrested in March this year while staying at a friend's home in Leeds, drugs with a street value of more than £10,000 were found hidden under his bed.’
    • ‘After being released on bail on Sunday, he was rearrested by FBI agents when he returned to O'Hare to retrieve his checked-in luggage.’
    • ‘He was rearrested on February 12 this year and pleaded guilty at Preston Crown Court on February 17.’
    • ‘A third man, who allegedly fired upon the police, was rearrested by homicide officers yesterday.’
    • ‘Of seven people featured in the media, four were rearrested and police received information about a further two.’
    • ‘In its most recent study, the Bureau of Justice Statistics found that nearly 68 percent of released inmates in the 15 states it looked at were rearrested within three years.’


  • An act of rearresting someone.

    ‘his rearrest was on the recommendation of an independent commission’
    • ‘While rearrest rates are not entirely accurate measures of success or failure of a program, they are accepted as rough indicators in evaluation studies.’
    • ‘During a two-year follow-up period, there were no significant differences in rearrest rates between the participant and nonparticipant groups.’
    • ‘Furthermore, testing positive for cocaine significantly increased the likelihood of both drug-related rearrest and nondrug rearrest.’
    • ‘Compared to a randomly assigned control sample, drug court participants had a lower proportion of offenders who were rearrested, a lower number of rearrests, and a longer time at risk until they were rearrested.’
    • ‘When compared to comparison group B defendants, drug court participants showed significantly lower rearrest rates only when drug rearrests were the criterion.’
    • ‘Individuals are considered at-risk for rearrest at a given point in time if they are not incarcerated and have not been rearrested (failed already).’
    • ‘He quotes a study showing that the rearrest record for sex offenders is 52 percent and for all other violent offenders it is 60 percent.’
    • ‘His rearrest came after local police said he would be useful to investigations into the recent Port-of-Spain bombings.’
    • ‘In the 1997 defendant cohorts, drug court participants showed significantly lower rearrest rates only when rearrest for drug offenses was the criterion.’
    • ‘On the day of his rearrest, hundreds of the cleric's supporters clashed with police outside the prison.’
    • ‘Some of the more successful programs have reduced the rearrest rate by one-fourth to one-half.’
    • ‘In Portland, the interaction between treatment and jail sanction also proved a significant contributor to the models of rearrest (of each type).’
    • ‘Parts of the security apparatus appear unwilling even to accept responsibility for his rearrest.’
    • ‘His rearrest came just two days before he was due to speak at a conference about the police violence he allegedly suffered during his previous detention.’
    • ‘When any rearrest or drug rearrests were the outcome criteria, only the use of jail was related to rearrest, net of controls for participant risk.’
    • ‘Strikingly, just as offender attributes consistently predicted later rearrests of drug court participants, they consistently did not predict graduation in both sites.’
    • ‘In fact, the ‘drug court effect’ appears to have disappeared in Las Vegas by 1996, except for rearrests for drug offenses.’’
    • ‘For those who failed, the time at risk ended on the date of the first rearrest after randomization.’
    • ‘We then conducted bivariate comparisons between groups on outcome variables that included rearrest, type and severity of charge and disposition of rearrests.’
    • ‘His release by the court was announced but his rearrest by the secret police was not.’