- n. A common law intentional tort which arises from a party (1) intentionally and maliciously instituting or pursuing (or causing to be instituted or pursued) a legal action (civil or criminal) that is (2) brought without probable cause and (3) dismissed in favor of the other party.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Law) a wanton prosecution or arrest, by regular process in a civil or criminal proceeding, without probable cause.
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