Definition of imprison
put or keep in prison or a place like a prison.
The statement almost caused some of the government critics to be imprisoned for alleged treason.
Example of imprison
A message informed me that a student leader of my movement had been imprisoned .
A sentence of imprisonment is intended to restrict the rights and freedoms of a prisoner.
A Sheffield woman who was wrongfully imprisoned following an armed raid on her home has won compensation from police.
According to investigators 18 of the suspects had been imprisoned for similar offences in the past.
Administering the death penalty is far more expensive than imprisoning the offender for life.
All of the detainees were imprisoned without charge, and the whereabouts of some of them are unknown.
All sentences were to be concurrent, so his sentence was a total of five years' imprisonment .
As a result of that, he had been imprisoned , but had in some way managed to escape and make his way to this country.
Because of his actions 46 people were imprisoned unjustly and lost their freedom for more than three years.
First, a decision to imprison the man for contempt of court should never be taken too quickly.