from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Detention or imprisonment of a person contrary to the provisions of law.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. the arrest and imprisonment of a person without warrant or cause, or contrary to law; or the unlawful detaining of a person in custody.
- n. See under False.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (law) confinement without legal authority
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