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.
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false imprisonment

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


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

The illegal or unjustified detention of a person.
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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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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?
He will soon be glad to go away, and then we shall get rid of him.' 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.
It was as if she suffered false imprisonment. There was some mistake.
'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?
Ashton, now of Willowbank Road in Hinckley, was jailed for eight years after being convicted of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and false imprisonment. Lucy Pyatt-Pierce, of Fordhouse Lane, Stirchley, was convicted of the same counts and was jailed for four years.
She is also charged with the girl's false imprisonment and 10 counts of sexual exploitation, Galway District Court heard.
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