false arrest definition by Webster's New World
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Law any unlawful detention or restraint of a person by one claiming legal power or authority
false arrest definition by American Heritage Dictionary
nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Unlawful or unjustifiable arrest.
false arrest - Legal Definition
An arrest made by a person who falsely claims to be a law enforcement officer or by a law enforcement officer who has no legal grounds for making an arrest; restraint of an individual’s free movement. See also false imprisonment.