Definition of Imprisonment

1. Noun. Putting someone in prison or in jail as lawful punishment.

Generic synonyms: Penalisation, Penalization, Penalty, Punishment
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
Derivative terms: Imprison



2. Noun. The state of being imprisoned. "He practiced the immurement of his enemies in the castle dungeon"
Exact synonyms: Captivity, Immurement, Incarceration
Generic synonyms: Confinement
Specialized synonyms: Durance, Life Imprisonment, Internment
Derivative terms: Captive, Immure, Imprison, Incarcerate

3. Noun. The act of confining someone in a prison (or as if in a prison).
Exact synonyms: Internment
Generic synonyms: Confinement
Specialized synonyms: Lockdown, False Imprisonment, Custody
Derivative terms: Imprison, Intern

Definition of Imprisonment

1. Noun. A confinement in a place, especially a prison. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Imprisonment

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Imprisonment

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imprisonment (current term)
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improbabilities
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improficiencies
improficiency

Literary usage of Imprisonment

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1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1913)
"The record of the case la which the arrest and imprisonment occurred, on appeal from the justice, showing the procedure therein and the dismissal thereof, ..."

2. Commentaries on the Laws of England by William Blackstone, William Carey Jones (1915)
"(dd) False imprisonment.—The confinement of the person, ... To make imprisonment lawful, it must either be by process from the courts of judicature, ..."

3. The History of English Law Before the Time of Edward I by Frederick Pollock, Frederic William Maitland (1899)
"imprison- The use of imprisonment as a punishment,—more especially if it be ... imprisonment would have been regarded in these old times as an useless ..."

4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"The crimes in question must be such as by natural or civil law would merit the punishment of death or imprisonment for life ..."

5. Commentaries on American Law by James Kent (1866)
"The main object of the last statute was to abolish imprisonment for debt on mesne ... Voluntary preferences, by the insolvent, before or after imprisonment, ..."

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