What does the word imprison mean?

Usage examples for imprison

  1. That is why we do not imprison dogs. – Bernard Shaw's Preface to Major Barbara by George Bernard Shaw
  2. " Our dreams have come true," he said, gently, and strove to imprison her hand. – The Silver Horde by Rex Beach
  3. You observed that the mere fact of being a Persian did not give mankind a right to capture, imprison, and punish you; you declared moreover that you were no Persian, but an Indian under British protection. – Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Sir Richard Francis Burton