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A confinement in a place, especially a prison.
From Anglo-Norman emprisonement, from Old French emprisonnement. See imprison + -ment.
He was released after some months of imprisonment, without trial, by the intervention of his friends.
Imprisonment was common, but is not recognized by the Code.
Imprisonment may be inflicted in these last cases (ib.).
There are a score of cases of serious imprisonment, and a countless number of arrests and temporary detention.
His work Democratic (1859) led to a political prosecution and imprisonment.
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