Definition of Imprison

1. Verb. Lock up or confine, in or as in a jail. "They want to imprison the prisoners "; "The murderer was incarcerated for the rest of his life"

Exact synonyms: Gaol, Immure, Incarcerate, Jail, Jug, Lag, Put Away, Put Behind Bars, Remand
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
Generic synonyms: Confine, Detain
Derivative terms: Gaol, Gaoler, Immurement, Imprisonment, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Jail, Jailer, Jailor, Remand



2. Verb. Confine as if in a prison. "His daughters are virtually imprisoned in their own house; he does not let them go out without a chaperone"
Generic synonyms: Confine, Detain
Derivative terms: Imprisonment

Definition of Imprison

1. v. t. To put in prison or jail; To arrest and detain in custody; to confine.

Definition of Imprison

1. Verb. (transitive) To put in or as if in prison; confine. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Imprison

1. to confine [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: confine

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Imprison

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imprison (current term)
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Literary usage of Imprison

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Manual of the Law of Scotland by John Hill Burton (1847)
"Warrant to Apprehend and imprison. If the proceedings have issued from the Court of Session, on the execution as above, being recorded, the keeper writes a ..."

2. The Statutes of Ohio and of the Northwestern Territory, Adopted Or Enacted by Ohio, Salmon Portland Chase, Northwest Territory (1833)
"That if any person shall, in the daytime, break open and enter any and imprison- reside, and shall commit or-attempt to commit, any personaj abuse, force, ..."

3. A Journal Or Historical Account of the Life, Travels, Sufferings, Christian by George Fox, William Penn, Margaret Askew Fell Fox (1839)
"... in this day of ' his glorious gospel, who are persecuting the messengers of it, imprison- ' ing them, persecuting them in your streets and highways, ..."

4. Memoirs of the Court of King James the First by Lucy Aikin (1822)
"Return,—imprison, went,—death.—King''s antipathy to young Raleigh.—Declaration by authority of the motives for putting Raleigh to death. ..."

5. Report of the Trial of James H. Peck: Judge of the United States District by James Hawkins Peck, Arthur Joseph Stansbury, United States Congress. Senate (1833)
"... and without the authority of law, imprison a citizen of this country, and thus consign him to infamy, you are not to infer his intention from the act ? ..."

6. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1798)
"... There I am wont to sit, when any chance Relieves me from my task of servile toil, Daily in the common prison else enjoin M me; The air imprison'd also, ..."

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