Definitions of apprehension

  1. fearful expectation or anticipation; "the student looked around the examination room with apprehension" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal); "the policeman on the beat got credit for the collar" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the cognitive condition of someone who understands; "he has virtually no understanding of social cause and effect" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. painful expectation Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. The act of seizing or taking hold of; seizure; as, the hand is an organ of apprehension. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The act of seizing or taking by legal process; arrest; as, the felon, after his apprehension, escaped. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. The act of grasping with the intellect; the contemplation of things, without affirming, denying, or passing any judgment; intellection; perception. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Opinion; conception; sentiment; idea. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. The faculty by which ideas are conceived; understanding; as, a man of dull apprehension. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Anticipation, mostly of things unfavorable; distrust or fear at the prospect of future evil. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. The act of seizure or of laying hold of; arrest; mental grasp; perception; anticipation of evil; fear or distrust of the future; anxiety. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. Act of apprehending or seizing: arrest: conception: fear. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. Seizure; conception; fear. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. Anxious foreboding. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. Idea; opinion; perception. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. Legal arrest. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. The act of apprehending or seizing; the act of arresting; the faculty of conception; opinion; fear or dread of future evil. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. The act of taking or seizing; the being able to understand; suspicion; fear. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  19. In practice. The seizure, taking, or arrest of a person on a criminal charge. The term "apprehension" is applied exclusively to criminal cases, and "arrest" to both criminal and civil cases. Cummings v. Clinton County, 181 Mo. 1G2, 79 S. W. 1127; Ralls County v. Stephens, 104 Mo. App. 115, 78 S. W. 291; Hogan v. Stoph- let. 179 111. 150, 53 N. E. 004, 44 L. R. A. 809. In the civil law. A physical or corporal act, (corpus,) on the part of one who intends to acquire possession of a thing, by which he brings himself into such a relation to the thing that he may subject it to his exclusive control; or by which he obtains the physical ability to exercise his power over the thing whenever he pleases. One of the requisites to the acquisition of judicial possession, and by which, when accompanied by intention, (animus,) possession is acquired. Mackeld. Rom. Law, thelawdictionary.org
  20. Practice. The capture or arrest of a person. The term apprehension is applied to criminal cases, and arrest to civil cases; as, one having authority may arrest on civil process, and apprehend on a criminal warrant. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  21. Seizure, arrest; grasping (of ideas), conception; understanding; dread. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  22. [L.] (Log.) The notion of objects as received by the mind. It is said to be incomplex when it is of separate objects ; complex when of objects related to each other. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  23. n. Act of seizing or taking hold of;—taking by legal process ;—grasping an idea or argument ;—the faculty by which ideas are conceived ;—distrust or fear at the prospect of. Cabinet Dictionary
  24. The mere contemplation of things; opinion, sentiment, conception; the faculty by which we conceive new ideas; fear; suspicion of something; leisure. Complete Dictionary