false arrest


false arrest

noun

: an arrest that is not legally justified

Full Definition of FALSE ARREST

:  an arrest not justifiable under law

Examples of FALSE ARREST

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

First Known Use of FALSE ARREST

1715

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: false asphodel
Previous Word in the Dictionary: false arch
All Words Near: false arrest

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up false arrest? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).