Legal definition of false imprisonment
Intentional Torts Legal Terminology

false imprisonment

Intentional physical confinement of a person without that person’s consent.

The following elements must be present to have bona fide case: the act of detention must be physical and volitional; intent to confine; actual occurrence of detention; awareness of a detained person that he/she was confined without legal authority.
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