|1.||[ noun ] (law) putting someone in prison or in jail as lawful punishment|
|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)|
|Related terms:||confinement false_imprisonment custody lockdown intern|