Definition of imprisonment in English:


Line breaks: im|pris¦on|ment
Pronunciation: /ɪmˈprɪz(ə)nm(ə)nt


[mass noun]
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.

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