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Meaning of IMPRISONMENT

Pronunciation:  im'prizunmunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of confining someone in a prison (or as if in a prison)
  2. [n]  putting someone in prison or in jail as lawful punishment
  3. [n]  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"
 

IMPRISONMENT is a 12 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: captivity, immurement, incarceration, internment
 
 See Also: confinement, confinement, custody, durance, false imprisonment, internment, life imprisonment, penalisation, penalization, penalty, punishment

 

 

Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: beleaguerment, besetment, blockade, blockading, captivity, circumscription, close arrest, confinement, cordoning, custody, detention, dismemberment, durance, durance vile, duress, enclosure, envelopment, estrapade, galleys, hard labor, house arrest, immuration, immurement, impalement, incarceration, inclusion, internment, jailing, keelhauling, martyrdom, penal servitude, picketing, quarantine, railriding, remand, rock pile, siege, strappado, tar-and-feathering, term of imprisonment, the gantlet, torment, torture
 

 

 

 

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