Definitions for "imprisonment"
putting someone in prison or in jail as lawful punishment
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"
the act of confining someone in a prison (or as if in a prison)
Added - 09 Thu March 2006 Imprisonment is the most severe penalty ordinarily available to the courts. The length of a term of imprisonment is determined either by statute or a judge or magistrate in a common law case.