Definitions for false imprisonment
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the unlawful restraint of a person from exercising the right to freedom of movement.
Origin of false imprisonment:
(law) confinement without legal authority
False imprisonment is a restraint of a person in a bounded area without justification or consent. False imprisonment is a common-law felony and a tort. It applies to private as well as governmental detention. When it comes to public police, the proving of false imprisonment is sufficient to obtain a writ of habeas corpus.
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