False-arrest meaning

Physical restraint of a person under asserted legal authority but in violation of criminal or constitutional law.
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The tort of unlawful physical restraint of a person.
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(law) Any unlawful detention or restraint of a person by one claiming legal power or authority.
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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.
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