incarceration


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in·car·cer·ate

 (ĭn-kär′sə-rāt′)
tr.v. in·car·cer·at·ed, in·car·cer·at·ing, in·car·cer·ates
1. To put in a prison or jail.
2. To shut in; confine.

[Medieval Latin incarcerāre, incarcerāt- : Latin in-, in; see in-2 + Latin carcer, prison.]

in·car′cer·a′tion n.
in·car′cer·a′tor n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.incarceration - the state of being imprisonedincarceration - 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

incarceration

noun confinement, restraint, imprisonment, detention, captivity, bondage, internment her mother's incarceration in a psychiatric hospital
Translations

incarceration

[ɪnˌkaːsəˈreɪʃən] Nencarcelamiento m, encarcelación f

incarceration

[ɪnˌkɑːrsəˈreɪʃən] n (= imprisonment) → incarcération fin-car entertainment system n (multimedia)système m multimédia embarqué

incarceration

n (= act)Einkerkerung f; (= period)Kerkerhaft f
References in classic literature ?
on the outside of the south wall of that place of incarceration on civil process, the day after tomorrow, at seven in the evening, precisely, my object in this epistolary communication is accomplished.
For two days no food was brought me, but then a new messenger appeared and my incarceration went on as before, but not again did I allow my reason to be submerged by the horror of my position.
John cursed the cabman silently, and then it occurred to him that he must stop the incarceration of his portmanteau; that, at least, he must keep close at hand, and he turned to recall the porter.
The conversation naturally fell upon the incarceration of the poor man.
There was no ceremony wasted in completing our incarceration.
I have heard of the Temple of the Sun, Dator," replied Matai Shang, "but never have I heard that its prisoners could be released before the allotted year of their incarceration had elapsed.
The morning of the second day of her incarceration in the east tower of the palace of Astok, Prince of Dusar, found Thuvia of Ptarth waiting in dull apathy the coming of the assassin.
I was sure that he had seen me before during the period of my incarceration in Phutra and that he was trying to recall my identity.
Now he turned his attention to a hurried inventory of the new conditions which surrounded him since the moment of his incarceration.
Having thus provided for my support in prison, I was enabled to introduce myself to my fellow-debtors, and to study character for the new series of prints, on the very first day of my incarceration, with my mind quite at ease.
But in any case, Chief Inspector Heat, purveyor of prisons by trade, and a man of legal instincts, did logically believe that incarceration was the proper fate for every declared enemy of the law.
So they made him sign a statement which would prevent his ever sustaining an action for false imprisonment, to the effect that his incarceration was voluntary, and of his own seeking; they requested him to take notice that the officer in attendance had orders to release him at any hour of the day or night, when he might knock upon his door for that purpose; but desired him to understand, that once going out, he would not be admitted any more.