false arrest

noun Law.

arrest or detention of a person contrary to or unauthorized by law.

Nearby words

  1. false aloe,
  2. false anemia,
  3. false aneurysm,
  4. false ankylosis,
  5. false aralia,
  6. false bay,
  7. false bedding,
  8. false beechdrops,
  9. false blepharoptosis,
  10. false bottom

Origin of false arrest

First recorded in 1925–30

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