Definitions for imprisonment
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word imprisonment.
putting someone in prison or in jail as lawful punishment
captivity, imprisonment, incarceration, immurementnoun
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"
the act of confining someone in a prison (or as if in a prison)
A confinement in a place, especially a prison.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Confinement; clausure; state of being shut in prison. It may be written emprisonment.
Etymology: emprisonnement, Fr. from imprison.
His sinews waxen weak and raw,
Through long imprisonment and hard constraint. F. Queen.
Which shall I first bewail,
Thy bondage or lost sight,
Thou art become, O worst imprisonment!
The dungeon of thyself. John Milton, Agonistes.
From retentive cage
When sullen Philomel escapes, her notes
She varies, and of past imprisonment
Sweetly complains. Phillips.
Count Serini, still close prisoner in this castle, lost his senses by his long imprisonment and afflictions. Addison.
It is well if they don't fix the brand of heresy on the man who is leading them out of their long imprisonment, and looseing the fetters of their souls. Isaac Watts, Impr. of the Mind.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
Officers may be sentenced to imprisonment by a general court-martial in any case where the court may have discretionary authority. General, garrison, and regimental courts-martial may sentence soldiers to imprisonment, solitary or otherwise, with or without hard labor, for various offenses enumerated in the Articles of War. A garrison or regimental court-martial, in awarding imprisonment, is limited to a period not exceeding thirty days. When a court awards solitary imprisonment as a punishment, it is necessary that the words “solitary confinement” should be expressed in the sentence. The legal imprisonment in the United States is confinement, solitary confinement, and confinement on bread and water; confinement on bread and water shall not extend over fourteen days at a time, with intervals between the periods of such confinement not less than such periods, and not exceeding eighty-four days in any one year.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'imprisonment' in Nouns Frequency: #2319
The numerical value of imprisonment in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of imprisonment in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
They couldn't give me assurances, (But) I think life imprisonment is the most likely option.
I make no apology for the government taking the view that if a person, having served a sentence of imprisonment for a serious crime, shows every indication of a willingness to repeat that crime, to reoffend as soon as they are released, they should remain behind bars.
Free yourself from the imprisonment of your own limiting beliefs and prejudices."
I am satisfied that life imprisonment is the appropriate sentences for both counts one and two.
The burning of an author’s books, imprisonment for opinion’s sake, has always been the tribute that an ignorant age pays to the genius of its time.
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- empresonamentCatalan, Valencian
- Haft, GefangenschaftGerman
- φυλάκιση, κάθειρξηGreek
- ciomachasScottish Gaelic
- 懲役, 投獄, 徒刑Japanese
- 투옥, 投獄Korean
- întemnițare, încarcerareRomanian
- лишение свободы, ([[тюремный, заточениеRussian
- uväznenie, väznenieSlovak
- fanäböpam, fanäbamVolapük
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