Antonyms for incarceration

Grammar : Noun
Spell : in-kahr-suh-rey-shuh n
Phonetic Transcription : ɪnˌkɑr səˈreɪ ʃən

Definition of incarceration

Origin :
  • early 15c., "retention of pus," from Medieval Latin incarcerationem (nominative incarceratio), noun of action from past participle stem of incarcerare "to imprison," from in- "in" (see in- (2)) + carcer "prison, an enclosed space," from Proto-Italic *kar-kr(o)-, of uncertain origin.
  • It seems best to connect carcer with other IE words for 'circle, round object', such as Latin. curvus, Gr. κιρκος 'ring', OIc. hringr, although not all of these have a good IE etymology. The reduplication in Latin carcer could be iconic; thus, the original meaning would have been 'enclosure'. [de Vaan]
  • noun imprisonment
Example sentences :
  • Thady had borne his incarceration and distress with the greatest courage.
  • Extract from : « The Macdermots of Ballycloran » by Anthony Trollope
  • But this, this was an incarceration no supplication could end, a doom not to be stayed.
  • Extract from : « Greener Than You Think » by Ward Moore
  • I got into prison; I mean, I suffered the incarceration of freedom.
  • Extract from : « The Cause of it All » by Leo Tolstoy
  • “Lead him,” says he, “to prison,” that is—to the incarceration of free life.
  • Extract from : « The Cause of it All » by Leo Tolstoy
  • Tell the girls to drop in occasionally and see me in my incarceration.
  • Extract from : « When Patty Went to College » by Jean Webster
  • "At least there is as little form about my incarceration as about my poor duel," said Count Victor.
  • Extract from : « Doom Castle » by Neil Munro
  • Incarceration is merely a remnant and substitute of servitude.
  • Extract from : « Athens: Its Rise and Fall, Complete » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • The protection of society is secured only during the period of incarceration.
  • Extract from : « A Plea for the Criminal » by James Leslie Allan Kayll
  • Not exactly; I have heard little of it beyond the fact of his incarceration.
  • Extract from : « Willy Reilly » by William Carleton
  • As it is, she is inevitably down in the list for a week's or a month's incarceration.'
  • Extract from : « Vittoria, Complete » by George Meredith

Synonyms for incarceration

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