false imprisonment

Definition of "false imprisonment"
  1. The intentional, unlawful restraint of another person without justification or consent, which can be brought about through physical means or psychological coercion
How to use "false imprisonment" in a sentence
  1. The man was charged with false imprisonment for unlawfully confining his neighbors.
  2. The woman sued him for false imprisonment after he illegally detained her in his house.
  3. After keeping the kids locked in the basement, the parents were arrested for false imprisonment.

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