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.
- Accommodation train
Railroads Now Rare. a local train. Historical Examples After about three hours I change to an accommodation train that finally winds up at Atalissa somewhere around noon. Agent Nine and the Jewel Mystery Graham M. Dean He had come in on an accommodation train, and was waiting for the midnight express. Asa Holmes Annie Fellows […]