Definitions for: Incarceration


[n] the state of being imprisoned; "he was held in captivity until he died"; "the imprisonment of captured soldiers"; "his ignominious incarceration in the local jail"; "he practiced the immurement of his enemies in the castle dungeon"



Webster (1913) Definition: In*car`cer*a"tion, n. [Cf. F. incarc['e]ration.]
1. The act of confining, or the state of being confined;
imprisonment. --Glanvill.

2. (Med.)
(a) Formerly, strangulation, as in hernia.
(b) A constriction of the hernial sac, rendering it
irreducible, but not great enough to cause
strangulation.

Synonyms: captivity, immurement, imprisonment

See Also: confinement, durance, internment, life imprisonment

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