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[mass noun] The state of being imprisoned; captivity.‘he was sentenced to two months' imprisonment’
incarceration, internment, confinement, detention, custody, captivitypenal servitude, hard labourtimeporridge, bird, chokeydurance, duressView synonyms
- ‘The offence is punishable under the United States law by more than one year of imprisonment.’
- ‘While out of prison he committed a cheque fraud for which he was sentenced to six years' imprisonment.’
- ‘All sentences were to be concurrent, so his sentence was a total of five years' imprisonment.’
- ‘A sentence of imprisonment is intended to restrict the rights and freedoms of a prisoner.’
- ‘Is the limitation on telephone contact with the media a part of the sentence of imprisonment itself?’
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