Translation of imprison in Spanish:

imprison

Pronunciation: /ɪmˈprɪzən/

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 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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The National Police (Policía Nacional) was set up in Spain in 1976. Its members patrol provincial capitals and big cities, which are responsible for its finance, administration, and recruitment. Although armed, it has never been considered a repressive force, unlike the Guardia Civil.