Etymology
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imprisonment (n.)

late 14c., from Anglo-French emprisonement (13c.), Old French emprisonnement "capture, imprisonment" (13c.), from emprisoner (see imprison).

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Definitions of imprisonment

imprisonment (n.)
putting someone in prison or in jail as lawful punishment;
imprisonment (n.)
the state of being imprisoned;
the imprisonment of captured soldiers
Synonyms: captivity / incarceration / immurement
imprisonment (n.)
the act of confining someone in a prison (or as if in a prison);
Synonyms: internment
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