Definition of imprisonment in English:


Syllabification: im·pris·on·ment
Pronunciation: /imˈpriz(ə)nmənt


The state of being imprisoned; captivity: he was sentenced to two months' imprisonment
More example sentences
  • 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.

Definition of imprisonment in: