KJV Dictionary Definition: imprison


IMPRIS'ON, v.t. impriz'n.

1. To put into a prison; to confine in a prison or jail, or to arrest and detain in custody in any place.

2. To confine; to shut up; to restrain from escape; to deprive of the liberty to move from place to place; as, to be imprisoned in a cell.

He imprisoned was in chains remediless.

Try to imprison the resistless winds.


IMPRIS'ONED, pp. Confined in a prison or jail; restrained from escape or from going at large.


IMPRIS'ONING, ppr. Shutting up in prison; confining in a place.


IMPRIS'ONMENT, n. The act of putting and confining in prison;

the act of arresting and detaining in custody.

1. Confinement in a place; restraint of liberty to go from place to place at pleasure. Appropriately, the confinement of a criminal or debtor within the walls of a prison, or in the custody of a sheriff, &c.

False imprisonment is any confinement of the person, or restraint of liberty, without legal or sufficient authority. The arrest or detention of the person by an officer without warrant, or by an illegal warrant, or by a legal warrant executed at an unlawful time, is false imprisonment.