the arrest of a person on little or no evidence merely to fill a public or political demand for police action.
An arrest made to fulfill a quota, usually in response to pressure for strong police action against crime (Police)
- Accommodation ladder
a portable flight of steps, usually having a small platform at each end, suspended at the side of a vessel to give access to and from boats alongside. Historical Examples “I shall do the best I can to make it so,” answered Christy, as he followed his companion down the accommodation ladder. Fighting for the […]
- Accommodation line
insurance that, by itself, would not be acceptable to an insurer but is written in connection with other policies as an accommodation to an agent or broker.
- Accommodation platform
noun a platform or semisubmersible rig specially built or adapted to act as living accommodation for offshore personnel in the oil industry
- Accommodation reflex
accommodation reflex accommodation reflex n. The coordinated changes that occur in the eye when viewing a near object, including constriction of the pupil, convergence of the eyes, and increased convexity of the lens.