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"
References in classic literature ?
Let us out, you old fox, or I'll get him to bring an action against you for false imprisonment.
Suppose," says he, "an action of false imprisonment should be brought against us, what defence could we make?
So they made him sign a statement which would prevent his ever sustaining an action for false imprisonment, to the effect that his incarceration was voluntary, and of his own seeking; they requested him to take notice that the officer in attendance had orders to release him at any hour of the day or night, when he might knock upon his door for that purpose; but desired him to understand, that once going out, he would not be admitted any more.
You shall have an action for false imprisonment, and make a profit of this, yet.
I'll give directions for the commencement of an action for false imprisonment against this Captain Boldwig, directly I get to London,' said Mr.
Assisted the victim of the most horrible of all false imprisonments to escape; or cast loose on the wide world of London an unfortunate creature, whose actions it was my duty, and every man's duty, mercifully to control?
Police confirmed the arrests of three people on suspicion of offences including false imprisonment and intimidation.
Grimes, 22, of Breckside Park, Anfield, admits false imprisonment, but denies murder and assisting an offender.
David Clarke pleaded guilty to a number of serious charges including false imprisonment and firearms offences in connection with the four-hour stand-off at MFA Bowl at Bermuda Park in Nuneaton.
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A Brazilian national has won PS136,048 damages at the High Court for false imprisonment and breaches of EU law.
A MAN who is facing an indefinite prison sentence after he admitted false imprisonment has had his sentencing adjourned for a psychiatric report to be prepared.