Definition of False Imprisonment

Unlawful restraint of another person against their will and without any legal justification is known as false imprisonment.

An intentional wrong act which results in harm to another person. It is a crime as well as the civil wrongdoing which comes under tort. False imprisonment is also known as unlawful imprisonment.


If someone commits the act of false imprisonment then that person can be sued and be charged with a crime by the victim in the civil court. And is different from the criminal charge. False imprisonment is always intentional and it is a tort i.e. the civil wrong.


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