Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Imprisoned'
- 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
- To put in prison or jail; To arrest and detain in custody; to confine. He imprisoned was in chains remediles. --Spenser.
- To limit, restrain, or confine in any way. Try to imprison the resistless wind. --Dryden. Syn: To incarcerate; confine; immure.
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 On the federal level, this terminology has been largely superseded by a more complex five-tier system implemented by the Federal Bureau of Prisons that ranges from low security "Prison Camps" to medium security "Correctional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".[See more about Imprisoned at Dictionary 3.0 Encyclopedia]
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'Imprisoned' in famous quotation sentence
* 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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- Jail for third of breaches
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