putting someone in prison or in jail as lawful punishment
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)
- For an offence of this gravity, imprisonment is the usual punishment.
- Serious crime must be punished by longer terms of imprisonment.
- He got two years' imprisonment for assaulting a police officer.
- Recent events lean me more towards favoring longer years of imprisonment.
- Her blooming full-pulsed youth stood there in a moral imprisonment.
- Sometimes it is to seduce another into a long-term imprisonment known as marriage.
Imprisonment was not enough. They must receive six thousand lashes.出自： E. Crankshaw