false imprisonment

noun

Definition of false imprisonment

  1. :  imprisonment of a person contrary to law

14th Century

First Known Use of false imprisonment

14th century


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false imprisonment

noun

Legal Definition of false imprisonment

  1. :  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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