Definition of false imprisonment in English:

false imprisonment

noun

mass noun
  • The state of being imprisoned without legal authority.

    ‘he sought damages from the police for wrongful arrest and false imprisonment’
    • ‘He was imprisoned for five-and-a-half years for burglary, false imprisonment and handling stolen property.’
    • ‘He was charged with seven felony counts, including kidnapping, armed robbery, and false imprisonment.’
    • ‘I gave him a brief outline of my personal history of false imprisonment, criminal damage, trespass to the person, death threats, and assaults by the police.’
    • ‘Further counts of rape, false imprisonment and threatening to kill were left on the file on the usual terms.’
    • ‘Like false imprisonment, false arrest is a form of trespass against the person.’
    • ‘The appellant, who had been been detained, took an action for false imprisonment, seeking a declaration that the detention had been unlawful.’
    • ‘The claimant brought an action for wrongful arrest and false imprisonment.’
    • ‘It was an analogous false imprisonment case where there was found to be no legal basis for the actual detention of that person.’
    • ‘Two men charged with the false imprisonment of a female were remanded on continuing bail at Carlow District Court.’
    • ‘Legislation that will stiffen the penalties for the offences of kidnapping and false imprisonment ought to be passed.’