verb (used with object)
- to confine in or as if in a prison.
- (tr) to confine in or as if in prison
also re-imprison, 1610s, from re- + imprison. Related: Re-imprisoned; re-imprisoning.
c.1300, from Old French emprisoner (12c.), from em- “in” (see in- (2)) + prison (see prison). Related: Imprisoned; imprisoning.