Imprisonment

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Imprisonment Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • the act of confining someone in a prison (or as if in a prison)
  • putting someone in prison or in jail as lawful punishment
  • the state of being imprisoned; "he was held in captivity until he died"; "the imprisonment of captured soldiers"; "his ignominious incarceration in the local jail"; "he practiced the immurement of his enemies in the castle dungeon"

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • putting someone in prison or in jail as lawful punishment ,
  • the state of being imprisoned; "he was held in captivity until he died"; "the imprisonment of captured soldiers"; "his ignominious incarceration in the local jail"; "he practiced the immurement of his enemies in the castle dungeon" ,
  • the act of confining someone in a prison (or as if in a prison)

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Imprisonment'


  • Imprisonment: In English law, imprisonment is the restraint of a person's liberty . The book Termes de la Ley contains the following definition: ...
  • False imprisonment: False imprisonment is a restraint of a person in a bounded area without justification or consent. False imprisonment is a common-law ...
  • Detention (imprisonment): Any form of imprisonment where a person's freedom of liberty is removed can be classed as detention, although the term is often associated ...

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'Imprisonment' example sentence in quotations


* In no sense do I advocate evading or defying the law ... That would lead to anarchy. An individual who breaks a law that his conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for law. - Martin Luther King, Jr.


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Imprisonment Sample Sentences in News


  • Oscar Pistorius should not be going to jail
    Pistoriuss life is ruined. No one will be deterred by his sentence. Imprisonment is a brutalist response that achieves nothing in such cases Pistorius jailed for five years Continue reading... Read more on this news related to 'Imprisonment'
  • North Korea Frees American After Months of Imprisonment
    Jeffrey Fowle, an American detainee from Ohio, has been released, but two other Americans remain in custody in North Korea. Read more on this news related to 'Imprisonment'
  • Online Abuse Could Result in Two Years Imprisonment in UK
    Tougher new laws outlined by Justice Secretary; "These internet trolls are cowards who are poisoning our national life." Read more on this news related to 'Imprisonment'

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