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Examples of incarcerate in a Sentence
the state incarcerated over 1900 people last year
Recent Examples of incarcerate from the Web
The state Department of Administrative Services seized some of the inheritance to cover the cost of incarcerating Newton.
Kushner, whose own father was once incarcerated in federal prison, has coordinated those efforts.
Speculation has grown as to what eventual solution will bring the ISIS prisoners to trial and where those convicted can be incarcerated, with the US emerging as one possible option.
Charmin Donley, of Sweeny, was already incarcerated by the Brazoria County Sheriff's Office on unrelated charges when she was served with a warrant on Saturday and charged with burglary of a habitation, according to the Sweeny Police Department.
Since being incarcerated, Carruth has earned his certification as a barber from the North Carolina Board of Barber Examiners.
Roy is wrongfully incarcerated — what happened to him had to be undone.
The department’s initiative to give tablets—distributed at no cost by the company JPay—to the incarcerated is an excellent opportunity for inmates to grow, not stagnate, during their time in prison.
Over the past six years, the state has put more drug cases in drug courts and promoted efforts to help the incarcerated earn high-school diplomas and GEDs, and the state now has 4,000 fewer felons behind bars and has saved $264 million.
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Did You Know?
A criminal sentenced to incarceration may wish his or her debt to society could be canceled, but such a wistful felon might be surprised to learn that incarcerate and cancel are related. Incarcerate comes from incarcerare, a Latin verb meaning "to imprison." That Latin root comes from carcer, Latin for prison. Etymologists think that cancel probably got its start when the spelling of carcer was modified to cancer, which means "lattice" in Latin-an early meaning of cancel in English was "to mark (a passage) for deletion with lines crossed like a lattice." Aside from its literal meaning, incarcerate can also have a figurative application meaning "to subject to confinement," as in "people who are incarcerated in their obsessions."
INCARCERATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of incarcerate for English Language Learners
: to put (someone) in prison
Origin and Etymology of incarcerate
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