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imprisonments, plural;
  1. The state of being imprisoned; captivity
    • - he was sentenced to two months' imprisonment

  1. putting someone in prison or in jail as lawful punishment
  2. captivity: 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"
  3. the act of confining someone in a prison (or as if in a prison)
  4. Incarceration is the detention of a person in jail, typically as punishment for a crime. People are most commonly incarcerated upon suspicion or conviction of committing a crime, and different jurisdictions have differing laws governing the function of incarceration within an larger system of ...
  5. (Imprisoned) A prison (from Old French prisoun) is a place in which people are physically confined and, usually, deprived of a range of personal freedoms. ...
  6. (imprisoned) trapped and unable to escape from something.
  7. Where a court imposes a period of time where a person is to be detained as part or the whole of a sentence in a criminal matter.
  8. This may be for a finite term or for life, the maximum for each offence being prescribed by statute. Inmates whose sentence is finite may earn remission of up to one-quarter of their sentence by good behaviour.
  9. Incarceration; the act of restraining the personal liberty of an individual; confinement in a prison.
  10. Some were also jailed^[19] and then usually expelled to Cyprus to cut them off from their families.^[20]
  11. Entombs subject beneath the earth.