immunity from arrest


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. . 1998.