arguido

See also: argüido

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Portuguese arguido; entered British English in 2007 through extensive news coverage of the disappearance of Madeleine McCann in Portugal.

NounEdit

arguido (plural arguidos)

  1. A person kept for questioning who is not a formal suspect.

TranslationsEdit


PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From arguir.

PronunciationEdit

 

  • Hyphenation: ar‧gui‧do

NounEdit

arguido m (plural arguidos, feminine arguida, feminine plural arguidas)

  1. (law) under the Portuguese legal system, a person kept for questioning as a witness to a crime, who is not a formal suspect

Usage notesEdit

  • Arrests can only be made after police have designated an individual as an arguido. A person can also request this status for the rights it gives, such as the right to a legal representative and the right to remain silent.

ParticipleEdit

arguido (feminine arguida, masculine plural arguidos, feminine plural arguidas)

  1. masculine singular past participle of arguir

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