- (British) IPA: /ɪmˈpɹɪzn̩.mənt/
- A confinement in a place, especially a prison or a jail, as punishment for a crime.
- His sinews waxen weak and raw / Through long imprisonment and hard constraint.
- Every confinement of the person is an imprisonment, whether it be in a common prison, or in a private house, or even by forcibly detaining one in the public streets.
- Oh, by what plots, by what forswearings, betrayings, oppressions, imprisonments, tortures, poisonings, and under what reasons of state and politic subtilty, have these forenamed kings […] pulled the vengeance of God upon themselves […]
- French: emprisonnement
- German: Gefangenschaft, Haft
- Italian: detenzione, incarcerazione
- Portuguese: aprisionamento
- Russian: (тюремный
- Spanish: encarcelamiento, encarcelación, aprisionamiento, cautiverio, cautividad