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?
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.
KofiPoyser | , 23, of Dovedale Avenue; Longford, Coventry: Admitted false imprisonment, blackmail and GBH with intent.
THREE men accused of false imprisonment, blackmail and drugs charges appeared at Mold Crown Court yesterday.
Shirley, of no fixed abode, faces one count of false imprisonment, one count of rape, three counts of assault by penetration and one count of committing false imprisonment with the intention of committing a sexual offence.
Burns, who has been on trial at Bradford Crown Court, has denied a variety of offences including false imprisonment and assault with intent to commit rape or sexual assault.
Matthew Byrne, 37, appeared at Liverpool Crown Court yesterday charged with five offences, including false imprisonment and two counts of assault.
A MAN accused of killing a driver recruitment agency boss yesterday admitted his false imprisonment.
Her 26-year-old husband was charged with rape, assault, false imprisonment and threats to kill.
The mother of schoolgirl Shannon Matthews, who went missing for 24 days this year, has been charged with her kidnap and false imprisonment, a court heard yesterday.