- to confine in or as if in a prison.
Origin of imprison
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Examples from the Web for imprisonment
She has been threatened with disbarment, imprisonment, and worse.The Straight Hero of Cameroon’s Gays
December 10, 2014
Liu, a Chinese democracy activist, was sentenced to 11 years of imprisonment in 2009.Congress Trolls China With a Street Name
June 24, 2014
He noticed Escobar and his men had all put on considerable weight during their imprisonment.Pablo Escobar’s Private Prison Is Now Run by Monks for Senior Citizens
June 7, 2014
“We ask actress Leila Hatami be sentenced to one to ten years imprisonment and flogging,” the petition read.The Kiss That Sent Iran Crazy and an Actress to Be Flogged in Public
May 23, 2014
The collateral effects, Drucker argues, show how imprisonment, human rights, and public health are related.Economists Slam the War on Drugs in a New London School of Economics Report
May 6, 2014
The years roll on, the time of imprisonment is over, the man is free.Harriet, The Moses of Her People
Sarah H. Bradford
I have seen the duke: the cause of your imprisonment is as I suspected.
The term of your imprisonment ceases when you relinquish the hope of Beatriz.
Crushed at first by his imprisonment, he had soon found a dull relief in it.Little Dorrit
He was liberated after a week's imprisonment, but banished to his chateau at Verteuil.Reflections
Francois Duc De La Rochefoucauld
- (tr) to confine in or as if in prison
Word Origin and History for imprisonment
late 14c., from Anglo-French emprisonement, Old French emprisonement (13c.), from emprisoner (see imprison).