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Middle English emprisonen from Old French emprisoner en- in (from Latin in- in–2) prison prison prison
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Old French emprisonner
They could arrest and imprison.
They are using the police and the law as a cage in which to imprison all dissenters and heretics.
Damon stepped in for Stefan when he abandoned Elena at the Miss Mystic Falls presentation and later helped Elena imprison Stefan for his own good.
They alone might remain seated in a king's presence, and had power to try and even to imprison a king, who must appear before them at the third summons.
When Julia becomes pregnant, Victor's jealousy leads him to imprison Michael.
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