Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To put in a prison or jail.
  • transitive verb To shut in; confine.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To imprison; confine in a jail.
  • To confine; shut up or inclose; constrict closely: as, incarcerated hernia.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Imprisoned.
  • transitive verb To imprison; to confine in a jail or prison.
  • transitive verb To confine; to shut up or inclose; to hem in.
  • transitive verb (Med.) hernia in which the constriction can not be easily reduced.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To lock away; to imprison, especially for breaking the law.
  • verb To confine.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb lock up or confine, in or as in a jail

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Medieval Latin incarcerāre, incarcerāt- : Latin in-, in; see in– + Latin carcer, prison.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Medieval Latin incarceratus, past participle of incarcerare ("to imprison"), from Latin in ("in") + carcer ("a prison"), meaning "put behind lines (bars)" – Latin root is of a lattice or grid. Related to cancel ("cross out with lines") and chancel ("area behind a lattice").

Examples

  • Since the decision to incarcerate is a Judicial one, how can the YJB achieve a target in which they have no say whatsoever? on June 16, 2008 at 8: 48 am | Reply John

    Does This Offend You, Yeah? « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • Pak's failure to 'incarcerate' Saeed behind 'failed' Indo-Pak Secy level talks: Analysts Sharm-el-SHEIKH - Pakistan's dilly dallying attitude over prosecuting Jamaat-ud-Daawa (JuD) chief Hafeez Mohammad Saeed, the prime accused in the 26/11 Mumbai carnage, has served a heavy blow to the much awaited dialogue between India and Pakistan on the margins of the NAM summit here, as the Foreign Secretary level talk between both the nations have failed to produce any substantial results.

    Gaea Times (by Simple Thoughts) Breaking News and incisive views 24/7

  • On verse 20: Nope -- "shut up" means two things in modern English, but the Greek κατακλείω only has the sense of 'incarcerate'.

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • Pak's failure to 'incarcerate' Saeed behind 'failed' Indo-Pak Secy level talks: Analysts Sharm-el-SHEIKH - Pakistan's dilly dallying attitude over prosecuting Jamaat-ud-Daawa (JuD) chief Hafeez Mohammad Saeed, the prime accused in the 26/11 Mumbai carnage, has served a heavy blow to the much awaited dialogue between India and Pakistan on the margins of the NAM summit here, as the Foreign Secretary level talk between both the nations have failed to produce any substantial results.

    Gaea Times (by Simple Thoughts) Breaking News and incisive views 24/7

  • Pak's failure to 'incarcerate' Saeed behind 'failed' Indo-Pak Secy level talks: Analysts Sharm-el-SHEIKH - Pakistan's dilly dallying attitude over prosecuting Jamaat-ud-Daawa (JuD) chief Hafeez Mohammad Saeed, the prime accused in the 26/11 Mumbai carnage, has served a heavy blow to the much awaited dialogue between India and Pakistan on the margins of the NAM summit here, as the Foreign Secretary level talk between both the nations have failed to produce any substantial results.

    Gaea Times (by Simple Thoughts) Breaking News and incisive views 24/7

  • On verse 20: Nope -- "shut up" means two things in modern English, but the Greek κατακλείω only has the sense of 'incarcerate'.

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • On verse 20: Nope -- "shut up" means two things in modern English, but the Greek κατακλείω only has the sense of 'incarcerate'.

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • I suggest we let the govenment do only what we really shouldn’t do ourselves; such as incarcerate or kill the bad guys, wholesale when necessary.

    Think Progress » Kyle “Dusty” Foggo has resigned.

  • Obviously, it is good to get dangerous people off the streets, but this law allowed courts to incarcerate individuals who had never been convicted of any crime, based on a guess about future dangerousness.

    The Conservative Assault on the Constitution

  • Many states spend more than $1 million a year to incarcerate the residents of single blocks or small neighborhoods.

    Prison Blocks

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