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imprisonment (s) (noun), imprisonments (pl)
1. A long-term confinement in an institution or at a location for people who have been convicted of serious crimes: The neighbor's son was sentenced to life imprisonment for shooting another boy after an argument about who owned a bicycle.
2. Etymology: from Old French prison, inherited from Latin prehensio, prehensionem; from prehend-
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