Simple Definition of imprison
: to put (someone) in prison
Examples of imprison in a sentence
He was imprisoned for murder.
He has threatened to imprison his political opponents.
Origin and Etymology of imprison
Middle English, from Anglo-French emprisoner, from en- + prison prison
First Known Use: 14th century
IMPRISON Defined for Kids
Definition of imprison for Students
: to put in prison
Legal Definition of imprison
: to confine in prison especially as punishment for a crime — compare false imprisonment
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