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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

false′ impris′onment(n.)

  1. the unlawful restraint of a person from exercising the right to freedom of movement.

    Category: Law

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. false imprisonment(noun)

    (law) confinement without legal authority


  1. False imprisonment

    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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