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false arrest

noun, Law.
1.
arrest or detention of a person contrary to or unauthorized by law.
Origin of false arrest
1925-1930
1925-30
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  • They screamed their heads off and threatened suit for slander and false arrest and everything else in the books.

    The Year When Stardust Fell Raymond F. Jones
  • Making trouble for Jurgens—could have been charged as false arrest.

    Police Your Planet Lester del Rey
  • But before you do it, lemme warn you I'll sue you for false arrest, and then where'll you be?

    Anderson Crow, Detective George Barr McCutcheon
  • Sue had revenge in her heart for the insult and humiliation of false arrest.

    Blue Ridge Country Jean Thomas
  • Besides, that let the Dutchman out of a possible suit for false arrest.

    By Advice of Counsel Arthur Train
  • They must be pretty desperate when they resort to such tactics as false arrest.

    John Marsh's Millions Charles Klein
  • And you'll get soaked for about twenty thousand dollars for false arrest!

    Tutt and Mr. Tutt Arthur Train
  • There was never a suit for false arrest during General Wallace's administration.

    Between the Lines Henry Bascom Smith
  • I suppose you're going to slap a suit for false arrest on the Casino now, eh, counselor?

    ...Or Your Money Back Gordon Randall Garrett
  • Against the former there is now pending one felony charge, that of false arrest and imprisonment.

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