Definitions of imprisonment

  1. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. State of being shut in, or as in, jail; confinement; restraint; the act of shutting one up in confinement. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. The act of imprisoning or state of being imprisoned: confinement or restraint. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. Act of imprisoning; state of being imprisoned. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. Act of imprisoning; confinement in a place; restraint of liberty. False imprisonment, the illegal restraint or confinement of any one, under colour of law. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6. Confinement in a place; restraint of liberty. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for imprisonment

  1. 176. Golovin, who was captain in the Russian navy, passed the years 1811- 13 in imprisonment in Japan. – The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II by A.E. Nordenskieold
  2. Capture meant a long imprisonment if not execution. – Vittoria, v8 by George Meredith