1. [ noun ] (law) putting someone in prison or in jail as lawful punishment
Synonyms: jailing
Related terms: punishment law
2. [ noun ] the state of being imprisoned
Synonyms: captivity immurement incarceration

"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"

Related terms: confinement durance internment life_imprisonment imprison
3. [ noun ] (law) the act of confining someone in a prison (or as if in a prison)
Synonyms: internment
Related terms: confinement false_imprisonment custody lockdown intern
Similar spelling:   impressment