- unlawful force
unlawful force see force 3
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
- unlawful force
n. Power or violence that is directed against a person without that person's consent Such an act is punishable as an offense or actionable tort.
Webster's New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000.
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