im·pris·on vt: to confine in prison esp. as punishment for a crime compare false imprisonmentim·pris·on·ment n
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
bring into custody, cast into prison, circumscribe, commit to an institution, commit to prison, confine, constrain, deprive of freedom of movement, deprive of liberty, detain, detain in custody, enclose, entomb, hold captive, hold in captivity, hold in restraint, immure, in carcerem, in custodiam, incarcerate, includere, intern, jail, keep as captive, keep behind bars, keep in captivity, keep in custody, keep in detention, keep under arrest, lock in, lock up, mew, place in confinement, put behind bars, put in a cell, put in irons, put into a cage, put under lock and key, put under restraint, refuse bail, restrain, send to jail, send to prison
associated concepts: false imprisonment, habeas corpus, imprison at hard work, imprison for a term of years, parole, term of imprisonment
arrest (apprehend), capture, commit (institutionalize), confine, contain (restrain), detain (hold in custody), enclose, immure, jail, lock, restrain, seclude, seize (apprehend), sentence, transport
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
v.To put in prison; to keep someone restricted to a place that essentially functions as a prison; to confine; to deprive of liberty.
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.
To put a person in prison or jail or otherwise confine him or her as punishment for committing a crime.Category: Criminal LawCategory: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits
Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. Gerald N. Hill, Kathleen Thompson Hill. 2009.