Translation of imprison in Spanish:

imprison

Pronunciation: /ɪmˈprɪzən/

vt

  • 1.1 [Law/Derecho] encarcelar, meter en la cárcel 1.2 (lock up) [dog/child] encerrar* she felt imprisoned in the city se sentía aprisionada en la ciudad
    More example sentences
    • He was cleared of kidnap and assault but served eight months in military prison after falsely imprisoning the woman.
    • All of the detainees were imprisoned without charge, and the whereabouts of some of them are unknown.
    • Whenever and wherever the U.S. government imprisons someone, the courts should be able to review it.

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Most first names in Spanish-speaking countries are those of saints. A person's santo, (also known as onomástico in Latin America and onomástica in Spain) is the saint's day of the saint that they are named for. Children were once usually named for the saint whose day they were born on, but this is less common now.