imprisonment - definition and synonyms

noun [uncountable] 

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  1. the punishment of being put into prison. The punishment of life imprisonment means that someone will be kept in prison for many years, possibly until they die

    He was sentenced to four months’ imprisonment for possession of cocaine.

    the courtsincreased use of imprisonment

    1. a.
      the situation of being in prison, or of being in a place or situation that you cannot escape from