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Meaning of INCARCERATION

Pronunciation:  `ink`ârsur'eyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[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"
 

INCARCERATION is a 13 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: captivity, immurement, imprisonment
 
 See Also: confinement, durance, internment, life imprisonment

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In*car`cer*a"tion\, n. [Cf. F. incarc['e]ration.]
1. The act of confining, or the state of being confined;
   imprisonment. --Glanvill.

2. (Med.)
   (a) Formerly, strangulation, as in hernia.
   (b) A constriction of the hernial sac, rendering it
       irreducible, but not great enough to cause
       strangulation.

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

 

 

 

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