[ in-kahr-suh-rey-shuhn ]
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  1. the act of incarcerating, or putting in prison or another enclosure: The rate of incarceration has increased dramatically.

Origin of incarceration

First recorded in 1530–40; from French incarcération, from Latin incarcerātiōn-, stem of incarcerātiō, equivalent to incarcerāt(us), past participle of incarcerāre “to imprison” + -iō -ion; see incarcerate

Words Nearby incarceration Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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