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Imprisoned Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    imprisoned adj : in captivity [syn: captive, confined, jailed]
Imprisoned Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Imprison \Im*pris"on\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Imprisoned; p. pr. & vb. n. Imprisoning.] [OE. enprisonen, OF. enprisoner, F. emprisonner; pref. en- (L. in) + F. & OF. prison. See Prison.]
  1. To put in prison or jail; To arrest and detain in custody; to confine. He imprisoned was in chains remediles. --Spenser.
  2. To limit, restrain, or confine in any way. Try to imprison the resistless wind. --Dryden. Syn: To incarcerate; confine; immure.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Imprisoned'


A prison (from Old French prisoun) is a place in which people are physically confined and, usually, deprived of a range of personal freedoms. Imprisonment or incarceration is a legal penalty that may be imposed by the state for the commission of a crime. Other terms are penitentiary, correctional facility, remand center, detention center and gaol (or jail).

In the United States, "jail" and "prison" refer to separate levels of incarceration; generally speaking, jails are county or city administrated institutions which house both inmates awaiting trial on the local level and convicted misdemeanants serving a term of one year or less, while prisons are state or federal facilities housing those awaiting trial on the state or federal level and convicted felons serving a term of more than one year. On the federal level, this terminology has been largely superseded by a more complex five-tier system implemented by the Federal Bureau of Prisons that ranges from low security "Prison Camps" to medium security "Correctional Institutions" and finally maximum security "Penitentiaries".

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* Our houses are such unwieldy property that we are often imprisoned rather than housed in them. - Henry David Thoreau

* Let your imagination release your imprisoned possibilities. - Dr. Robert Schuller

* No dictator, no invader, can hold an imprisoned population by force of arms forever. There is no greater power in the universe than the need for freedom. Against that power, governments and tyrants and armies cannot stand. The Centauri learned this lesson once. We will teach it to them again. Though it take a thousand years, we will be free. - J. Michael Straczynski


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  • Wife of jailed Morsi aide pleads for world to act on Egypt
    The wife of an imprisoned former aide to deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi is in Geneva this week seeking UN help to free her husband and end "horrific" rights abuses at home. "I'm speaking up to the international community because they have an obligation to make a strong statement about these huge wrongs that are happening in Egypt," Read more on this news related to 'Imprisoned'
  • US alarm as Vietnamese democracy activists jailed for 'obstructing traffic'
    Embassy says trio were imprisoned for expressing political views after government used public order laws to prosecute The US has expressed concern over prison terms given to three Vietnamese democracy activists for "obstructing traffic". Bui Thi Minh Hang, Nguyen Thi Thuy Quynh and Nguyen Van Minh were sentenced to three years, two years and two-and-a-ha Read more on this news related to 'Imprisoned'

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