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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.
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capable of being imprisoned or incarceratedrelating to an unlawful act that would cause a person to be imprisoned
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| Changes to the current limited and outdated fines - currently a maximum non imprisonable offense with a maximum fine of up to PS1000.
But whether they should be routinely imprisonable is a valid question for debate when there are credible community-based approaches.
A victim of debt bondage, he is required to deliver drugs because he owes a gang money but is arrested and charged with serious imprisonable offences.
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This didn't wash so well in court and MailOnline has reported that prosecuting lawyer Gareth Jones told those present that, "It is an imprisonable offence.
But he broke the terms of his bail (itself an imprisonable offence) and disappeared before the trial ended - it nevertheless went ahead in his absence.
(91) A Tasmanian study of breach rates for fully suspended sentences imposed by the Supreme Court found that 34% had breached their order by committing an imprisonable offense.
But logic sometimes must defer to history and experience." (106) The core of that history is beyond dispute, which explains why no Justice has ever suggested that the government give reasons beyond establishing a quantum of evidence of guilt before making arrests, at least for imprisonable offenses.
"Sentencing in individual cases is a matter for our independent judiciary, and a court may only impose a community order or a custodial sentence where the offence is imprisonable.
If you do not comply it will be a separate offence, which is imprisonable.
In seeking to hold hackers accountable, the state and its various apparatuses of hard and soft power condense these multiple "virtual" identities into one imprintable and imprisonable person (Butler, 1997, 2002; Foucault, 2002; Kelly, 2009).