Imprison ment

Definition of Imprison ment

Im`pris´on ment
n.1.The act of imprisoning, or the state of being imprisoned; confinement; restraint.
His sinews waxen weak and raw
Through long imprisonment and hard constraint.
- Spenser.
Every confinement of the person is an imprisonment, whether it be in a common prison, or in a private house, or even by foreibly detaining one in the public streets.
- Blackstone.
False imprisonment
(Law) See under False.
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