false imprisonment

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false imprisonment

n.
1. Physical confinement of a person or interference with a person's liberty in violation of criminal or constitutional law.
2. The tort of unlawful confinement of a person.

false imprisonment

n
(Law) law the restraint of a person's liberty without lawful authority

false′ impris′onment


n.
the unlawful restraint of a person from exercising the right to freedom of movement.
[1760–70]

false imprisonment

The illegal or unjustified detention of a person.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.false imprisonment - (law) confinement without legal authority
internment, imprisonment - the act of confining someone in a prison (or as if in a prison)
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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One of the challenges in writing this book, even though it's about wrongful incarceration, is to remember, people have a full life.
The family of a man freed after 30 years of wrongful incarceration reached a $13.
According to officials of Legal Aid Society-an American institution which provides legal help to the people who can't afford it-47 clients had to be saved from wrongful incarceration.
Arthenia Joyner mingled with her former colleagues on the Senate floor to finally witness the unanimous passage of one of her pet projects: changing the "clean hands" provision in the 2008 Victims of Wrongful Incarceration Act.
9) Such statutes largely ignore the nature, severity, and variation of injuries suffered while incarcerated; fail to account for post-release damages, such as ongoing psychological and medical harms; and overlook the pressing needs many exonerees have for social, vocational, medical, and educational services following what is often years of wrongful incarceration.
There may be no protection for a child from detention or their wrongful incarceration with adults.
Esquenazi storms the film festival circuit with Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four, about the wrongful incarceration of four Latina lesbians
A UN panel last month asked him to free Nasheed and pay him compensation for his wrongful incarceration, a demand rejected by Yameen.
It also led to the short, wrongful incarceration of two innocent men, causing no doubt immense distress to them and their families.
4 million to $8 million under Connecticut's wrongful incarceration law.
THE IRA does not bear responsibility for the wrongful incarceration of the Birmingham Six, the Guildford Four and others for republican terrorism, Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams has said.
There is no legislated right to compensation in Canada, however, for those who have suffered tremendous personal and financial damage as a result of a wrongful incarceration.