- immunity from arrest
- A privilege of narrow scope whereunder a few persons are rendered not subject to arrest on a criminal charge. 5 Am J2d Arr § 95. A privilege of broader scope whereunder a person of a certain class or performing a particular function at the time is rendered not subject to civil arrest, such privilege usually being applicable to mesne process as well as body executions. 5 Am J2d Arr § 95. See sanctuary.
Ballentine's law dictionary. Anderson, W.S.. 1998.