Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    The unlawful arrest and detention of one’s person with or without warrant or other process, or an unlawful restraint upon his person, or control over the freedom of his movements by force or threat. See 37 Utah, 116, Ann. Cas. 1912B, 1366, 26 L. R. A. (N. S.) 953, 106 Pac. 653. See, also, 54 Am. Dec. 258, note.