incarceration, confinement, detention, remand, custody, Literary durance (vile):
The sentence is imprisonment for not less than one year.
six months', ten years', etc. | life | indefinite | immediate | false, unlawful, wrongful
VERB + IMPRISONMENT
be liable to, face
The Act states that anyone committing the offence is liable to imprisonment. The coup leaders could face life imprisonment.
| receive, suffer
Those who were captured suffered imprisonment.
| be released from | sentence sb to
IMPRISONMENT + VERB
be suspended for sth
The judge sentenced her to 6 months imprisonment suspended for 15 months.
imprisonment for illegal possession of weapons
(carry) a penalty of … imprisonment
The offence carries a penalty of 2 years' imprisonment.
| imprisonment without trial, a period/sentence/term of imprisonment, punishable by imprisonment
a felony punishable by imprisonment
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