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false arrest

noun

Simple Definition of false arrest

  • : an arrest that is not legally justified

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of false arrest

  1. :  an arrest not justifiable under law

Examples of false arrest in a sentence

  1. He's suing the police for false arrest.



1715

First Known Use of false arrest

1715


Law Dictionary

false arrest

  1. see arrest




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