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tr.v. im·mured, im·mur·ing, im·mures
1. To confine within or as if within walls; imprison.
2. To build into a wall: immure a shrine.
3. To entomb in a wall.
[Medieval Latin immūrāre : Latin in-, in; see in-2 + Latin mūrus, wall.]
1. archaic or literary to enclose within or as if within walls; imprison
2. to shut (oneself) away from society
3. obsolete to build into or enclose within a wall
[C16: from Medieval Latin immūrāre, from Latin im- (in) + mūrus a wall]
v.t. -mured, -mur•ing.
1. to enclose within or as if within walls.
2. to imprison.
3. to build into or entomb in a wall.
[1575–85; < Medieval Latin immūrāre= Latin im- im-1 + -mūrāre, v. derivative of mūrus wall (compare mural)]
im•mure′ment, im•mu•ra•tion (ˌɪm yəˈreɪ ʃən) n.
Past participle: immured
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|Verb||1.||immure - lock up or confine, in or as in a jail; "The suspects were imprisoned without trial"; "the murderer was incarcerated for the rest of his life"|
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"