imprisonment

  • 1 IMPRISONMENT — IMPRISONMENT, the act of depriving a person of his liberty by restricting his freedom of movement and confining him within a particular defined locality, where he is under the direct and constant supervision of the confining authority. This form… …

    Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • 2 imprisonment — index apprehension (act of arresting), arrest, bondage, captivity, commitment (confinement), custody (incarceration) …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 imprisonment — (n.) late 14c., from Anglo Fr. emprisonement, O.Fr. emprisonement (13c.), from emprisoner (see IMPRISON (Cf. imprison)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 imprisonment — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ six months , ten years , etc. ▪ life ▪ indefinite ▪ false, unlawful (esp. BrE) …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 5 imprisonment — The detention of a person contrary to his will. The act of putting or confining a person in prison. The restraint of a person s personal liberty; coercion exercised upon a person to prevent the free exercise of his powers of locomotion. It is not …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 6 imprisonment — The detention of a person contrary to his will. The act of putting or confining a person in prison. The restraint of a person s personal liberty; coercion exercised upon a person to prevent the free exercise of his powers of locomotion. It is not …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 7 imprisonment — noun (U) the state of being in prison, or the time someone spends there: sentenced to a long term of imprisonment | life imprisonment (=imprisonment for the rest of your life, or for a long time): life imprisonment for murder …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 8 imprisonment — im|pris|on|ment [ ım prıznmənt ] noun uncount ** the punishment of being put into prison. The punishment of life imprisonment means that someone will be kept in prison for many years, possibly until they die: He was sentenced to four months… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 9 imprisonment — [[t]ɪmprɪ̱z(ə)nmənt[/t]] N UNCOUNT Imprisonment is the state of being imprisoned. She was sentenced to seven years imprisonment. ...the prospect of imprisonment …

    English dictionary

  • 10 imprisonment */*/ — UK [ɪmˈprɪz(ə)nmənt] / US noun [uncountable] a) the punishment of being put into prison. The punishment of life imprisonment means that someone will be kept in prison for many years, possibly until they die He was sentenced to four months… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 imprisonment — noun 1. putting someone in prison or in jail as lawful punishment (Freq. 3) • Derivationally related forms: ↑imprison • Topics: ↑law, ↑jurisprudence • Hypernyms: ↑punishment, ↑ …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 12 imprisonment — n. life imprisonment * * * [ɪm prɪz(ə)nmənt] life imprisonment …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 13 imprisonment — im|pris|on|ment [ımˈprızənmənt] n [U] the state of being in prison, or the time someone spends there ▪ They were sentenced to 6 years imprisonment. ▪ life imprisonment …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 imprisonment — Synonyms and related words: beleaguerment, besetment, blockade, blockading, captivity, circumscription, close arrest, confinement, cordoning, custody, detention, dismemberment, durance, durance vile, duress, enclosure, envelopment, estrapade,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 15 imprisonment — The holding of a person from the time of his commitment to the time of his discharge. 41 Am J1st Pris & P § 2. The holding of a person as a prisoner under a commitment ordered pursuant to a sentence for a crime or a commitment for temporary… …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 16 imprisonment — imprison ► VERB ▪ put or keep in prison. DERIVATIVES imprisonment noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 17 imprisonment — noun see imprison …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 18 imprisonment — See imprisonable. * * * ➡ prisons * * * …

    Universalium

  • 19 imprisonment — noun /ɪmˈpɹɪzn̩.mənt/ A confinement in a place, especially a prison …

    Wiktionary

  • 20 imprisonment — This was not a regular punishment in Israel, but Pharaoh s butler and baker are said to have been imprisoned in Egypt together with Joseph (Gen. 40:3). Jeremiah was once placed in the stocks (Jer. 20:2) and later imprisoned (Jer. 37:15). King… …

    Dictionary of the Bible


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