- to put or keep in prison; jail
- to restrict, limit, or confine in any way
transitive verbim·pris·oned, im·pris·on·ing, im·pris·ons
Origin of imprisonMiddle English emprisonen, from Old French emprisoner : en-, in (from Latin in-; see in–2) + prison, prison; see prison.
(third-person singular simple present imprisons, present participle imprisoning, simple past and past participle imprisoned)
- To put in or as if in prison; confine.
From Old French emprisonner