HyperDic: imprisonment

English > 3 senses of the word imprisonment:
NOUNactimprisonmentputting someone in prison or in jail as lawful / lawful / lawful punishment
stateimprisonment, captivity, incarceration, immurementthe state of being imprisoned
actimprisonment, internmentthe act of confining someone in a prison (or as if in a prison)
imprisonment > pronunciation
Soundsihmprih'zahnmahnt
Rhymesabandonment ... wonderment: 671 rhymes with ahnt...
English > imprisonment: 3 senses > noun 1, act
Meaningputting someone in prison or in jail as lawful / lawful / lawful punishment.
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
Broaderpunishment, penalty, penalization, penalisationThe act of punishing
Spanishencarcelamiento
Catalanempresonament
Verbsimprisonlock up or confine, in or as in a jail
English > imprisonment: 3 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningThe state of being imprisoned.
Example "the imprisonment of captured soldiers"
Synonymscaptivity, incarceration, immurement
Narrowerduranceimprisonment (especially for a long time)
internmentconfinement during wartime
life imprisonmentA sentence of imprisonment until death
BroaderconfinementThe state of being confined
Spanishcautiverio, cautividad, encarcelación, encarcelamiento, pena de prisión
Catalancaptivitat, empresonament
Verbsimprisonconfine as if in a prison
English > imprisonment: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of confining someone in a prison (or as if in a prison).
Synonyminternment
Narrowercustodyholding by the police
false imprisonment(law) confinement without legal authority
lockdownThe act of confining prisoners to their cells (usually to regain control during a riot)
BroaderconfinementThe act of restraining of a person's liberty by confining them
Spanishencarcelamiento, reclusión
Catalanempresonament
Verbsimprisonlock up or confine, in or as in a jail

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