false arrest

noun

Definition of false arrest

: an arrest not justifiable under law

Examples of false arrest in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of false arrest

1715


FALSE ARREST Defined for English Language Learners

false arrest

noun

Definition of false arrest for English Language Learners

  • : an arrest that is not legally justified


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false arrest

legal Definition of false arrest

see arrest

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