Definitions for false arrest
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word false arrest
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
an arrest that is unauthorized by law.
Origin of false arrest:
False arrest is a common law tort, where a plaintiff alleges he or she was held in custody without probable cause, or without an order issued by a court of competent jurisdiction. Although it is possible to sue law enforcement officials for false arrest, the usual defendants in such cases are private security firms.
Find a translation for the false arrest definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these false arrest definitions with the community:
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"false arrest." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 23 Oct. 2014. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/false arrest>.