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  Definition of imprisonment
  1. the act of confining someone in a prison (or as if in a prison)
  2. putting someone in prison or in jail as lawful punishment
  3. 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"
Similar Words: internment, captivity, incarceration, immurement

 

Hyponyms: lockdown, false imprisonment, custody, durance, life imprisonment, internment

 

Derivational Morphology: intern, imprison, incarcerate, lag, immure, put behind bars, jail, jug, gaol, put away, remand

 

Anagrams: reimposition

 

 
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