false arrest

noun

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.

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


Law Dictionary

false arrest

  1. see arrest

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