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imprisonment

Definitions of imprisonment
  1. noun
    the act of confining someone in a prison (or as if in a prison)
    synonyms: internment
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    types:
    lockdown
    the act of confining prisoners to their cells (usually to regain control during a riot)
    false imprisonment
    (law) confinement without legal authority
    custody
    holding by the police
    type of:
    confinement
    the act of restraining of a person's liberty by confining them
  2. noun
    putting someone in prison or in jail as lawful punishment
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    type of:
    penalisation, penalization, penalty, punishment
    the act of punishing
  3. noun
    the state of being imprisoned
    “the imprisonment of captured soldiers”
    synonyms: captivity, immurement, incarceration
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    types:
    durance
    imprisonment (especially for a long time)
    life imprisonment
    a sentence of imprisonment until death
    internment
    confinement during wartime
    type of:
    confinement
    the state of being confined
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