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im pri zuhn muhnt

  • n  putting someone in prison or in jail as lawful punishment
  • n  the state of being imprisoned
    the imprisonment of captured soldiers
  • n  the act of confining someone in a prison (or as if in a prison)

  • He was sentenced to deatha sentence that was commuted to life imprisonment and later, in 1955, to house arrest.
  • 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.
  • Her next goals: an indemnity fund for victims, a bill of rights for victims, automatic imprisonment for repeat offenders.
News & Articles

  • 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 ...
    June 21, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
  • 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.
    June 20, 2013 - WFXL Southwest Georgia
  • 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.
    June 20, 2013 - WALB Albany

  • John McCain in Bloomberg
    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.
  • Seth Waxman in Forbes
    After six years of imprisonment without meaningful review, it is time for a court to decide the legality oftheir confinement, Waxman said.
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton in Xinhua
    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.

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