imprisonment noun

ADJ. 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.

PREP. ~ for imprisonment for illegal possession of weapons

PHRASES (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