false imprisonment

noun
|Updated on: 10 Jul 2018

Definition of false imprisonment

: imprisonment of a person contrary to law

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14th century

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false imprisonment

noun

legal Definition of false imprisonment

: the tort of intentionally restraining another by physical force or the threat of physical force without privilege or authority — see also false arrest at arrest

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