false arrest

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false arrest

n.
1. Physical restraint of a person under asserted legal authority but in violation of criminal or constitutional law.
2. The tort of unlawful physical restraint of a person.

false′ arrest′


n.
an arrest that is unauthorized by law.
[1925–30]

false arrest

An arrest of a person that is unjustified or against the law.
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