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- n. A confinement in a place, especially a prison.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of imprisoning, or the state of being imprisoned: confinement in or as if in prison; any forcible restraint within bounds.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the state of being imprisoned
- n. putting someone in prison or in jail as lawful punishment
- n. the act of confining someone in a prison (or as if in a prison)
The term, €˜rigorous imprisonment€ ™, has become an oxymoron € "prisoners now prefer and are allowed a life of leisure. €œIf a person is sentenced to rigorous imprisonment, he has to compulsorily do some menial work like washing vessels or mopping floors.
“I have just learned,” resumed the nun, “that your conduct this morning, which is understood to have thrown a premeditated insult upon the abbess, is to be punished with what they call imprisonment; alas! why should I soften the truth, — with what I believe is death itself, for who ever returned alive from that hideous chamber.”
The most profound effect of my imprisonment is the positive realization of the freedoms and liberties that our country affords to its citizens by the
It can also take the form of short term imprisonment, which is demonstrative to the offender both that society is serious about enforcing its basic norms and how disruptive and problematic a longer incarceration could be to the life of the offender and his family; hopefully, the combination will deter further violations.
To insist that she now request a pardon and admit guilt or wrongdoing merely to justify her unjustified 2 year imprisonment is simply unfair.
"Mr. Rajaratnam is not a healthy man, and his death will be hastened by a term of imprisonment," his lawyers said.
• Made changes to the wording of the old section 1 CMA and increased the term of imprisonment
Imagine a legal regime in which a criminal could be sentenced to either a term of imprisonment or a form of torture terrible enough to make it nearly equivalent to the jail time—and, after undergoing it, they would be released.
If imprisonment is the penalty there may be some issues of privilege (or getting ahold of him should he stay in Washington).
What other than incapacitation, e.g., imprisonment, is likely to be effective?