Definition of imprisonment in English:

imprisonment

noun

  • The state of being imprisoned; captivity.

    ‘he was sentenced to two months' imprisonment’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Is the limitation on telephone contact with the media a part of the sentence of imprisonment itself?’
    • ‘A sentence of imprisonment is intended to restrict the rights and freedoms of a prisoner.’
    • ‘All sentences were to be concurrent, so his sentence was a total of five years' imprisonment.’
    incarceration, internment, confinement, detention, custody, captivity
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Pronunciation

imprisonment

/imˈpriz(ə)nmənt//ɪmˈprɪz(ə)nmənt/