Definition of 'imprisonment'
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This is punishable with an unlimited fine, imprisonment for up to two years or both. The Sun (2016)Those who defy the ban face heavy fines or imprisonment. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Your only choice is imprisonment or death. Times, Sunday Times (2012)My client is seeking substantial damages for unlawful arrest and false imprisonment. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The new statutory life sentence had not replaced the sentence of imprisonment for public protection. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The penalties for this include fines and imprisonment for up to one year. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Possible sanctions range from an embarrassing public rebuke to a fine and imprisonment. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This was followed by a series of raids, arrests and imprisonment. Times, Sunday Times (2012)These range from at least 10 years imprisonment to death sentences. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Now a court in Argentina is considering a writ alleging false imprisonment. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He admitted false imprisonment and took an overnight bag to court, expecting jail. The Sun (2016)Crown courts can impose up to two years' imprisonment or a fine. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Drug trafficking in Indonesia is punishable by death or life imprisonment. The Sun (2011)Charged with capital murder, he faced either death or life imprisonment without parole. Times, Sunday Times (2016)As a result, murder is punishable either by death or imprisonment. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The search took place in public and failure to submit to it amounted to an offence punishable by imprisonment or a fine or both. Times, Sunday Times (2010)A warrant is out for his arrest and imprisonment. The Sun (2015)Government sources suggest that penalties will include up to two years' imprisonment rather than fines as at present. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Failure to do so would expose the publisher to contempt proceedings, with the penalties of a fine or imprisonment. Times, Sunday Times (2014)She is claiming damages for alleged false imprisonment and personal injury, as well as the costs of medical treatment for injuries to Lilly. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Less nobly, I feared arrest and imprisonment. Christianity Today (2000)
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British English: imprisonment NOUN
Imprisonment is the state of being imprisoned.
She was sentenced to seven years' imprisonment.
Definition of imprisonment from the Collins English Dictionary
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