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incarcerate vt

[Latin incarceratus, past participle of incarcerare, from in- in + carcer prison]
: imprison
in·car·ce·ra·tion [in-kÄ r-sə-rā-shən]

Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.