I noun arrest, bondage, captivity, career, commitment, confinement, confinement by public authority, confinement in a jail, confinement in a penitentiary, confinement under legal process, constraint, custodia, custodianship, custody, detention, immurement, impoundment, imprisonment, internment, legal restraint, restraint, restriction, restriction on personal liberty, vincula associated concepts: deterrence, habeas corpus, isolation, parole, rehabilitation, retribution, sentencing II index apprehension (act of arresting), arrest, bondage, captivity, cell, commitment (confinement), constraint (imprisonment), detention, durance, enclosure, fetter, restraint

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Confinement in a jail or prison; imprisonment.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.

Confinement in a jail or prison; imprisonment.
II Imprisonment in a jail or penitentiary.

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