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imprisonment


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  imprisonment 
  n  1:  putting  someone  in  prison  or  in  jail  as  lawful  punishment 
  [syn:  {jailing}] 
  2:  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"  [syn:  {captivity},  {incarceration},  {immurement}] 
  3:  the  act  of  confining  someone  in  a  prison  (or  as  if  in  a 
  prison)  [syn:  {internment}] 




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