Definition of Immurement

1. Noun. The state of being imprisoned. "He practiced the immurement of his enemies in the castle dungeon"

Exact synonyms: Captivity, Imprisonment, Incarceration
Generic synonyms: Confinement
Specialized synonyms: Durance, Life Imprisonment, Internment
Derivative terms: Captive, Immure, Imprison, Incarcerate



Definition of Immurement

1. n. The act of immuring, or the state of being immured; imprisonment.

Definition of Immurement

1. Noun. capital punishment by entombing for life. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Immurement

1. [n -S]

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Literary usage of Immurement

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1. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1884)
"... a scientific alienist: " His case seemed to be one of those greatly aggravated by home treatment and still not sufficiently severe to need immurement. ..."

2. A Protestant Dictionary: Containing Articles on the History, Doctrines, and by Charles Henry Hamilton Wright, Charles Neil (1904)
"... have recorded their conviction that inmates of nunneries are subjected from time to time to the same atrocious penalty (immurement) as the Roman Vestals ..."

3. Lhasa: An Account of the Country and People of Central Tibet and of the by Perceval Landon (1905)
"After their first immurement their hair is allowed to grow, and the sanctity ... Waiting for immurement ; a group of lamas and children at Nyen.de.kyi.buk. ..."

4. Psychology: Normal and Morbid by Charles Arthur Mercier (1901)
"... the misery of its absence is very great, as was known to those who were punished, under the old prison system, by immurement in the dark cell. ..."

5. Russia at the Cross-roads by Carl Eric Bechhofer Roberts (1916)
"We have shown in the foregoing pages that the characteristic feature of the Russia of the past has been her immurement within what has been called the ..."

6. Ben-Hur by Lew Wallace (1881)
"... if not more than, of the conditions of the immurement; the question being, not what the conditions were, but how she was affected by them. ..."

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