Synonyms of imprisonment


1. imprisonment, punishment, penalty, penalization, penalisation

usage: putting someone in prison or in jail as lawful punishment

2. captivity, imprisonment, incarceration, immurement, confinement

usage: the state of being imprisoned; "he was held in captivity until he died"; "the imprisonment of captured soldiers"; "his ignominious incarceration in the local jail"; "he practiced the immurement of his enemies in the castle dungeon"

3. imprisonment, internment, confinement

usage: the act of confining someone in a prison (or as if in a prison)

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