imprisonment

Definitions of imprisonment
1

n the act of confining someone in a prison (or as if in a prison)

Synonyms:
internment
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

n putting someone in prison or in jail as lawful punishment

Type of:
penalisation, penalization, penalty, punishment
the act of punishing

n the state of being imprisoned

“the imprisonment of captured soldiers”
Synonyms:
captivity, immurement, incarceration
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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