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Noun: imprisonment  im'pri-zun-munt
  1. (law) putting someone in prison or in jail as lawful punishment
  2. The state of being imprisoned
    "the imprisonment of captured soldiers";
    - captivity, incarceration, immurement
  3. The act of confining someone in a prison (or as if in a prison)
    - internment

Derived forms: imprisonments

Type of: confinement, penalisation [Brit], penalization, penalty, punishment, sanction

Encyclopedia: Imprisonment