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false imprisonment

noun

, Law.
  1. the unlawful restraint of a person from exercising the right to freedom of movement.


false imprisonment

noun

  1. law the restraint of a person's liberty without lawful authority
“Collins English Dictionary — Complete & Unabridged” 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012


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Word History and Origins

Origin of false imprisonment1

First recorded in 1760–70
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Example Sentences

Vicosa was charged with armed carjacking and Bynum was charged with false imprisonment, according to a statement released by Baltimore County police.

Only after prosecutors in Waukesha County filed nine additional criminal counts against Ryan in August 2016, including stalking, false imprisonment and numerous incidents of battery, did the Waukesha family court tighten its conditions.

Most recently, Bosque was found guilty of false imprisonment and witness-tampering in 2014 after he allegedly illegally handcuffed a man trying to file a complaint against him.

Newberg was subsequently charged with dozens of counts of misconduct, assault and false imprisonment after prosecutors reviewed body camera footage from that incident and many others.

Gómez and Barros have been charged with forced slavery, inflicting bodily harm on a child and false imprisonment.

They were all charged with variations of sexual assault and false imprisonment.

The law punishes false imprisonment as a crime; the person unlawfully imprisoned also has a civil action for damages.

He also began actions for false imprisonment against the two secretaries of state.

A test suit is pending against Judge Cornell for false imprisonment, brought by one of the shirt-waist strikers.

We desired him, then, that he would do us justice for our false imprisonment which we had suffered nine weeks wrongfully.

The law punishes false imprisonment as a crime, besides giving reparation to the party injured, through an action of trespass.

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