False imprisonment. (Law) See under False.

(||Im`pri*ma"tur) n. [L., let it be printed.] (Law) A license to print or publish a book, paper, etc.; also, in countries subjected to the censorship of the press, approval of that which is published.

(Im*prim"er*y) n. [F. imprimerie, fr. imprimer to imprint.] [Obs.] (a) A print; impression. (b) A printing establishment. (c) The art of printing.

(Im*prim"ing) n. A beginning. [Obs.] "Their springings and imprimings." Sir H. Wotton.

(||Im*pri"mis) adv. [L., for in primis among the first, chiefly; in in + primus first.] In the first place; first in order.

(Im*print") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Imptrinted; p. pr. & vb. n. Imprinting.] [OE. emprenten, F. empreint, p. p. of empreindre to imprint, fr. L. imprimere to impres, imprint. See 1st In-, Print, and cf. Impress.]

1. To impress; to mark by pressure; to indent; to stamp.

And sees his num'rous herds imprint her sands.

2. To stamp or mark, as letters on paper, by means of type, plates, stamps, or the like; to print the mark

Nature imprints upon whate'er we see,
That has a heart and life in it, "Be free."

3. To fix indelibly or permanently, as in the mind or memory; to impress.

Ideas of those two different things distinctly imprinted on his mind.

(Im"print) n. [Cf. F. empreinte impress, stamp. See Imprint, v. t.] Whatever is impressed or imprinted; the impress or mark left by something; specifically, the name of the printer or publisher (usually) with the time and place of issue, in the title- page of a book, or on any printed sheet. "That imprint of their hands." Buckle.

(Im*pris"on) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Imprisoned ; p. pr. & vb. n. Imprisoning.] [OE. enprisonen, OF. enprisoner, F. emprisonner; pref. en- (L. in) + F. & OF. prison. See Prison.]

1. To put in prison or jail; To arrest and detain in custody; to confine.

He imprisoned was in chains remediless.

2. To limit, restrain, or confine in any way.

Try to imprison the resistless wind.

Syn. — To incarcerate; confine; immure.

(Im*pris"on*er) n. One who imprisons.

Imprison ment
(Im*pris"on ment) n. [OE. enprisonment; F. emprisonnement.] The act of imprisoning, or the state of being imprisoned; confinement; restraint.

His sinews waxen weak and raw
Through long imprisonment and hard constraint.

Every confinement of the person is an imprisonment, whether it be in a common prison, or in a private house, or even by foreibly detaining one in the public streets.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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