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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.


capable of being imprisoned or incarceratedrelating to an unlawful act that would cause a person to be imprisoned
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It was a legal landmark and it showed for the first time that it was not imprisonable just to be in love with someone of the same sex," Stonewall Cymru director Andrew White said.
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.
The Sentencing Advisory Council also found that 34 per cent of offenders breach their suspended sentence by committing an imprisonable offence, but then only 55 per cent of those offenders were subject to breach action.
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).
The charges are imprisonable and I'm going to send them to the crown court.
Insulting the president is an imprisonable offence.
The charge he is now facing is not an offence which is imprisonable," pointed out Mr Parry.
See Strafgesetzbuch [Criminal Code] (Germany) [section] 240, where there is up to five years' imprisonment for compelling another into marriage 'by force or threat of serious harm'; General Civil Penal Code (Norway) s 222(2), which specifies an imprisonable offence of forced marriage, of up to 6 years; Penal Code (Belgium) art 391, which provides that there is an offence if a person 'by violence or threats forces someone into marriage'.
Since homosexuality was once an imprisonable offense," Brewster tells The Advocate, "incriminating diaries and letters were usually destroyed, which is why it is remarkable that Frank Millet's unequivocally homoerotic youthful love letters to Stoddard have survived.