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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: putting someone in prison or in jail as lawful punishment
      2: 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" [syn: captivity, incarceration, immurement]
      3: the act of confining someone in a prison (or as if in a
         prison) [syn: internment]