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Fashion should be a form of escapism, and not a form of imprisonment.
Alexander McQueen

Meaning of "imprisonment" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF IMPRISONMENT

imprisonment  [ɪmˈprɪzənmənt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF IMPRISONMENT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Imprisonment is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES IMPRISONMENT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Imprisonment

In English law, imprisonment is the restraint of a person's liberty. The book Termes de la Ley contains the following definition: Imprisonment is no other thing than the restraint of a man's liberty, whether it be in the open field, or in the stocks, or in the cage in the streets or in a man's own house, as well as in the common gaols; and in all the places the party so restrained is said to be a prisoner so long as he hath not his liberty freely to go at all times to all places whither he will without bail or mainprise or otherwise. This passage was approved by Atkin and Duke LJJ in Meering v Grahame White Aviation Co. It is not imprisonment to prevent a person from proceeding along a particular way if it is possible for him to reach his intended destination by another route. Imprisonment without lawful cause is a tort called false imprisonment. Imprisonment is a type of sentence.

Definition of imprisonment in the English dictionary

The definition of imprisonment in the dictionary is the state of being imprisoned.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH IMPRISONMENT


abandonment
əˈbændənmənt
apportionment
əˈpɔːʃənmənt
bedizenment
bɪˈdaɪzənmənt
chastenment
ˈtʃeɪsənmənt
disheartenment
dɪsˈhɑːt ənmənt
disillusionment
ˌdɪsɪˈluːʒ ənmənt
disimprisonment
ˌdɪsɪmˈprɪzənmənt
emblazonment
ɪmˈbleɪzənmənt
empoisonment
ɪmˈpɔɪzənmənt
enlightenment
ɪnˈlaɪtənmənt
enlivenment
ɪnˈlaɪv ənmənt
environment
ɪnˈvaɪrənmənt
government
ˈɡʌvənmənt
microenvironment
ˈmaɪkrəʊɪnˌvaɪrənmənt
misgovernment
ˈmɪsˈɡʌvənmənt
partitionment
pɑːˈtɪʃənmənt
prisonment
ˈprɪzənmənt
proportionment
prəˈpɔːʃənmənt
reapportionment
ˌriːəˈpɔːʃənmənt
refashionment
riːˈfæʃənmənt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE IMPRISONMENT

imprest
imprimatur
imprimis
imprint
imprinted
imprinter
imprinting
imprison
imprisonable
imprisoner
improbability
improbable
improbableness
improbably
improbation
improbities
improbity
impromptu
improper
improper fraction

WORDS THAT END LIKE IMPRISONMENT

adjournment
adornment
advertisement
alignment
assignment
attainment
built environment
cantonment
central government
consignment
containment
Department of the Environment
e-government
entertainment
Federal Government
infotainment
local government
national government
national unity government
open government
realignment

Synonyms and antonyms of imprisonment in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «IMPRISONMENT»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «imprisonment» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of imprisonment

Translation of «imprisonment» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF IMPRISONMENT

Find out the translation of imprisonment to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of imprisonment from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «imprisonment» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

监禁
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

encarcelamiento
570 millions of speakers

English

imprisonment
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कारावास
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

السجن
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

лишения свободы
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

prisão
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কারাবাস
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

emprisonnement
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Dipenjarakan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Gefangenschaft
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

投獄
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

투옥
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Penjara
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சிறை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कारावास
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

hapis cezası
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

carcerazione
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

więzienie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

позбавлення волі
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

închisoare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

φυλάκιση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

gevangenisstraf
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

fängelse
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

fengsel
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of imprisonment

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «IMPRISONMENT»

The term «imprisonment» is quite widely used and occupies the 26.284 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «IMPRISONMENT» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «imprisonment» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «imprisonment» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about imprisonment

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10 QUOTES WITH «IMPRISONMENT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word imprisonment.
1
William Adams
So I departed and was free from imprisonment.
2
Gary Becker
Fines are preferable to imprisonment and other types of punishment because they are more efficient. With a fine, the punishment to offenders is also revenue to the State.
3
Peter Benenson
Torture is banned but in two-thirds of the world's countries it is still being committed in secret. Too many governments still allow wrongful imprisonment, murder or 'disappearance' to be carried out by their officials with impunity.
4
Isaiah Berlin
The fundamental sense of freedom is freedom from chains, from imprisonment, from enslavement by others. The rest is extension of this sense, or else metaphor.
5
Jeff Bingaman
People should not be imprisoned without having the ability to challenge the legality of that imprisonment.
6
Emanuel Celler
Communism feeds on aggression, hatred, and the imprisonment of men's minds and souls. This shall not take root in the United States.
7
Eugene Jarecki
If we went back to the imprisonment rate we had in the early '70s, something like four out of five people employed in the prison industry would lose their jobs. That's what you're up against.
8
James Keller
Three hundred years ago a prisoner condemned to the Tower of London carved on the wall of his cell this sentiment to keep up his spirits during his long imprisonment: 'It is not adversity that kills, but the impatience with which we bear adversity.
9
Joseph Lewis
The burning of an author's books, imprisonment for opinion's sake, has always been the tribute that an ignorant age pays to the genius of its time.
10
Alexander McQueen
Fashion should be a form of escapism, and not a form of imprisonment.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «IMPRISONMENT»

Discover the use of imprisonment in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to imprisonment and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Mass Imprisonment: Social Causes and Consequences
Mass Imprisonment examines what is known about the political and penological causes of the social phenomenon of the US prison system.
David Garland, 2001
2
The Kennedy Imprisonment: A Meditation on Power
Sometimes gossipy, sometimes philosophical, The Kennedy Imprisonment is a book that is as true, insightful, and relevant as ever.
Garry Wills, 2002
3
Imprisonment Today and Tomorrow: International Perspectives ...
These are complemented by a comparative survey of world prison populations and a final chapter in which the editors evaluate developments described in this volume and elsewhere in order to arrive at conclusions about international trends ...
Dirk Van Zyl Smit, Frieder Du ̈nkel, 2001
4
The Effects of Imprisonment
49 per cent of prisoners' wives reported adverse changes in children's behaviour since their husbands' imprisonment (Morris 1965). Friedman found that children of jail inmates were more often rated below average in the school world on ...
Alison Liebling, Shadd Maruna, 2013
5
The Scale of Imprisonment
"The Scale of Imprisonment has an exceptionally well designed literature review of interest to public policy, criminal justice, and public law scholars.
Franklin E. Zimring, 1993
6
With Liberty for Some: 500 Years of Imprisonment in America
Exposes the hidden record of the nation's prison heritage, illuminating the forces underlying the paradox of a country that sanctifies individual liberty while it continues to build and maintain a growing complex of totalitarian ...
Scott Christianson, 2000
7
Explaining U.S. Imprisonment
Explaining U.S. Imprisonment builds on and extends some of the contemporary issues of women in prison, minorities, and the historical path to modern prisons as well as the social influences on prison reform.
Mary Bosworth, 2010
8
Alternatives to Imprisonment: Intentions and Reality
Study of community corrections in Sweden provides policy guidance, based on highly original research and profound thought, that should interest and benefit all who are concerned with alternatives to imprisonment.
9
The Crisis of Imprisonment: Protest, Politics, and the ...
Unearthing fresh evidence from prison and state archives, McLennan shows how, in each of three distinct periods of crisis, widespread dissent culminated in the dismantling of old systems of imprisonment.
Rebecca M. McLennan, 2008
10
It's About Time: America's Imprisonment Binge
The book's comprehensive coverage exposes students--many for the first time--to the varying points of view of the corrections system.
James Austin, John Irwin, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «IMPRISONMENT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term imprisonment is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Man accused of threatening reporters, imprisonment arrested
AMES (AP) — A man police have been looking for since April on suspicion of false imprisonment and threatening reporters in Le Grand has ... «Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier, Jul 15»
2
Retired Soldier Gets Life Imprisonment For Raping Step-Daughter …
retired soldier gets life imprisonment for raping step-daughter An Ogun State High Court sitting in Isabo, Abeokuta, has sentenced a retired ... «CHANNELS TELEVISION, Jul 15»
3
Man charged with false imprisonment after fight with girlfriend …
DOWNTOWN JACKSON -- A man facing numerous charges for allegedly trapping a woman inside his home appeared Thursday in Jackson ... «WBBJ-TV, Jul 15»
4
Railway Engineer Gets 3-yr Rigorous Imprisonment in …
VISAKHAPATNAM: A local court has awarded three years' rigorous imprisonment to a section engineer working with the South Central Railway ... «The New Indian Express, Jul 15»
5
Mother facing imprisonment gives birth | Otago Daily Times Online …
The mother of an autistic boy who was allegedly murdered at his Christchurch home has given birth to a baby girl in the car on the way to ... «Otago Daily Times, Jul 15»
6
MP Court awards 2 yrs' imprisonment for theft - WebIndia123
A local court has sentenced two people to imprisonment for two years and imposed a fine of Rs 500 each in an over-a-decade-old theft case. «Web India, Jul 15»
7
Waiter, manager of lodge sentenced to imprisonment under PITA …
Two employees of a lodge were sentenced to seven years' rigorous imprisonment by Thane Assistant Sessions Judge Mridula Bhatia here ... «Business Standard, Jul 15»
8
21 Years Imprisonment for Palestinian Rocket Engineer …
21 Years Imprisonment for Palestinian Rocket Engineer. author Thursday July 16, 2015 04:42 author by IMEMC News & Agencies Report post. On Tuesday, an ... «International Middle East Media Center, Jul 15»
9
August Appeals Life Imprisonment Sentence
Attorney Eamon Courtney, on behalf of August, submitted in court that the sentence of life imprisonment imposed upon him is unconstitutional ... «channel5belize, Jul 15»
10
Republican joins effort to replace death penalty with life imprisonment
COLUMBUS — Death penalty opponents today again proposed legislation in the House to replace it with life without parole, but this time there ... «Toledo Blade, Jul 15»

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