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false arrest

noun, Law.
arrest or detention of a person contrary to or unauthorized by law.
Origin of false arrest
1925-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for false arrest
  • We're also putting the public at risk of false arrest and police persecution.
  • There is no false arrest if the plaintiff voluntarily agrees to stay with the defendant.
  • The officers were clearly seeking to enforce a law, and the act of enforcement did not involve false arrest or false imprisonment.

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