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im·pris·on

 (ĭm-prĭz′ən)
tr.v. im·pris·oned, im·pris·on·ing, im·pris·ons
To put in or as if in prison; confine.

[Middle English emprisonen, from Old French emprisoner : en-, in (from Latin in-; see in-2) + prison, prison; see prison.]

im·pris′on·a·ble adj.
im·pris′on·ment n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.imprisonment - putting someone in prison or in jail as lawful punishmentimprisonment - putting someone in prison or in jail as lawful punishment
penalisation, penalization, penalty, punishment - the act of punishing
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"
2.imprisonment - the state of being imprisonedimprisonment - the state of being imprisoned; "he was held in captivity until he died"; "the imprisonment of captured soldiers"; "his ignominious incarceration in the local jail"; "he practiced the immurement of his enemies in the castle dungeon"
confinement - the state of being confined; "he was held in confinement"
durance - imprisonment (especially for a long time)
life imprisonment - a sentence of imprisonment until death
internment - confinement during wartime
3.imprisonment - the act of confining someone in a prison (or as if in a prison)
confinement - the act of restraining of a person's liberty by confining them
lockdown - the act of confining prisoners to their cells (usually to regain control during a riot)
false imprisonment - (law) confinement without legal authority
custody - holding by the police; "the suspect is in custody"

imprisonment

noun confinement, custody, detention, captivity, incarceration, internment, duress She was sentenced to seven years' imprisonment.
Translations
سَجْن
uvěznění
fængslingfangenskab
bebörtönzés
fangelsun; fangelsisvist
zapor
hapishapsetme

imprisonment

[ɪmˈprɪznmənt] N (= act) → encarcelamiento m; (= term of imprisonment) → cárcel f, prisión f
he was sentenced to ten years imprisonmentfue condenado a diez años de prisión
imprisonment without trialdetención f sin procesamiento
life imprisonmentcadena f perpetua

imprisonment

[ɪmˈprɪzənmənt] n (= time in prison) → emprisonnement m
during his imprisonment → pendant son emprisonnement
He was given ten years' imprisonment → Il fut condamné à dix ans d'emprisonnement.

imprisonment

n (= action)Einsperren nt (inf), → Inhaftierung f; (= state)Gefangenschaft f; the prospect of imprisonmentdie Aussicht auf eine Freiheitsstrafe; to sentence somebody to one month’s/life imprisonmentjdn zu einem Monat Gefängnis or Freiheitsstrafe/zu lebenslänglicher Freiheitsstrafe verurteilen; to serve a term of imprisonmenteine Freiheitsstrafe verbüßen

imprisonment

[ɪmˈprɪznmənt] nreclusione f
during his imprisonment → mentre era in carcere
life imprisonment → l'ergastolo

imprison

(imˈprizn) verb
to put in prison; to take or keep prisoner. He was imprisoned for twenty years for his crimes.
imˈprisonment noun
References in classic literature ?
In this postscript, William of Orange, Stadtholder of Holland, condemned Cornelius van Baerle to imprisonment for life.
Rising in wrath he was about to sentence the Thief to life imprisonment when the latter said:
Yes, I know," assented the Malefactor - "three years' imprisonment and the preaching.
Years of imprisonment, and the still heavier burden of general incredulity and mockery, have combined with the natural decay of old age to erase from his mind many of the thoughts and notions, and much also of the terminology, which he acquired during his short stay in Spaceland.
Through all good and evil fortune she stood by him, she shared his hopes and desires, she sold her lands to give him money for his voyages, she shared imprisonment with him when it came again, and after his death she never ceased to mourn his loss.
It was on the sixth day of our imprisonment that I peeped for the last time, and presently found myself alone.
Yes' or 'No,' I would allow it to be tried in certain cases, where the terms of imprisonment were short; but now, I solemnly declare, that with no rewards or honours could I walk a happy man beneath the open sky by day, or lie me down upon my bed at night, with the consciousness that one human creature, for any length of time, no matter what, lay suffering this unknown punishment in his silent cell, and I the cause, or I consenting to it in the least degree.
You have been very kind to me during my imprisonment here," I said to him, "and as I feel that I have at best but a very short time to live, I wish, ere it is too late, to furnish substantial testimony of my appreciation of all that you have done to render my imprisonment bearable.
Inasmuch," resumed the judge, "as the English law protects equally and sternly the religions of the Indian people, and as the man Passepartout has admitted that he violated the sacred pagoda of Malabar Hill, at Bombay, on the 20th of October, I condemn the said Passepartout to imprisonment for fifteen days and a fine of three hundred pounds.
Then the cause of his imprisonment is a mystery -- a state secret.
now no longer living, was dreaming one of those horrors, impossible to realize in life, which is termed dethronement, imprisonment, and insult towards a sovereign who formerly wielded unlimited power.
His physical strength and agility during the first days of his imprisonment were such that he seemed not to know what fatigue and sickness meant.