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Directly relates to physically restricting someone usually by law. SlideThe court will imprison the guilty party for ten years.
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Often used when discussing legal issues, judgment, or authority. SlideThe law may imprison those who commit serious crimes.
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Imprisonment implies a serious offense, not something trivial. SlideOne isn't imprisoned for minor parking violations.