imprisonment imprisonment  /ɪm ˈprɪ zən mənt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) putting someone in prison or in jail as lawful punishment
  2. (n) the state of being imprisoned
  3. (n) the act of confining someone in a prison (or as if in a prison)

Usage(s):

  1. Her next goals: an indemnity fund for victims, a bill of rights for victims, automatic imprisonment for repeat offenders.
  2. He was sentenced to deatha sentence that was commuted to life imprisonment and later, in 1955, to house arrest.
  3. Her imprisonment eventually became a cause clbre in Europe, and after a Colombian government operation freed her and 14 other hostages in July, Paris rejoiced.

News

  1. Neighbors relieved as Fritzl 'dungeon' sealed off

    VIENNA (Reuters) - The cellar where Josef Fritzl kept his daughter captive for 24 years and fathered seven children with her is being sealed off with concrete, much to the relief of neighbors keen to forget one of Austria's most horrific crimes. Fritzl, 78, was sentenced in 2009 to life imprisonment in a special unit for the criminally insane for incest, rape, coercion, false imprisonment ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. Albany man sentenced to 5 years for false imprisonment and battery

    A 39 year old Albany man has been sentenced to serve 5 years in prison after being found guilty of false imprisonment and battery in trial today.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: WALB Albany

  3. Man sentenced in Dougherty County false imprisonment case

    Vashon Olds has been sentenced for false imprisonment and battery charges for a 2009 crime according to Dougherty County District Attorney Greg Edwards.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: WFXL Southwest Georgia

Quotes

  1. "Today, we stand with the millions of Iranians who brave batons, imprisonment and gunfire to have their voices heard and their votes counted," said McCain, Obama's opponent in the 2008 presidential race.
    on Jul 4, 2009 By: John McCain Source: Bloomberg

  2. "After six years of imprisonment without meaningful review, it is time for a court to decide the legality of" their confinement, Waxman said.
    on Dec 5, 2007 By: Seth Waxman Source: Forbes

  3. "We think the imprisonment, trial and sentencing of Laura (Ling) and Euna (Lee) should be viewed as a humanitarian matter. We hope that the North Koreans will grant clemency and deport them," said Clinton.
    on Jun 8, 2009 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: Xinhua

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