Immurement
Immurement Im*mure"ment, n. The act of immuring, or the state of being immured; imprisonment. [1913 Webster]

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  • immurement — noun 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 • Syn: ↑captivity,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • immurement — noun see immure …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • immurement — See immure. * * * …   Universalium

  • immurement — noun capital punishment by entombing for life …   Wiktionary

  • immurement — n. imprisonment; condition of being immured; incarceration …   English contemporary dictionary

  • immurement — im·mure·ment …   English syllables

  • immurement — Imprisonment; incarceration …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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