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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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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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