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false imprisonment

noun, Law.
1.
the unlawful restraint of a person from exercising the right to freedom of movement.
Origin
1760-1770
1760-70
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Examples from the web for false imprisonment
  • Rumour has it that he is a former soldier, bent on revenge for false imprisonment, and that he chooses his targets carefully.
  • Despite a brief time period, this is actionable as false imprisonment.
  • She cited the potential for lawsuits for false imprisonment as one example.
  • false imprisonment requires proof of two more elements than kidnapping.
  • false imprisonment using menacing words is also a felony.
  • The original complaint here alleges battery, false imprisonment, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
British Dictionary definitions for false imprisonment

false imprisonment

noun
1.
(law) the restraint of a person's liberty without lawful authority
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