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


  • UN panel raps Iran over imprisonment of Christian pastor Saeed Abedini
    A United Nations panel this week blasted Iran's continued imprisonment of American citizen Saeed Abedini, who is serving an eight-year prison term in the Islamic republic for practicing his faith. Read more on this news related to 'Imprisonment'
  • UN raps Iran over Christian pastor's imprisonment
    A United Nations panel this week blasted Iran's continued imprisonment of American citizen Saeed Abedini, who is serving an eight-year prison term in the Islamic republic for practicing his faith. Read more on this news related to 'Imprisonment'
  • 24-hour imprisonment set for motorists who run red lights
     Motorists who run red lights in Jeddah will have to spend 24 hours behind bars before being able to pay the mandatory fine, Brig. Zaid Al-Hamzi of Jeddah's traffic police told Arab News. Read more on this news related to 'Imprisonment'

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