Before my decade of incarceration, I had never seen a dead body.
Some statistics–disproportionate rates of school suspension, incarceration, and absentee dads–are gloomy.
Louisiana's incarceration rate is nearly triple Iran's, seven times China's and 10 times Germany's.
Two to three tons of cocaine were being trafficked into the U.S. every week—even more than before Escobar's incarceration.
You brought destruction, death, and incarceration to Iraqis.
Not exactly; I have heard little of it beyond the fact of his incarceration.
Thady had borne his incarceration and distress with the greatest courage.
So overcrowded the prison became that many persons contracted disease during their incarceration.
But this, this was an incarceration no supplication could end, a doom not to be stayed.
Otherwise all we have gained by their incarceration is the privilege of keeping them at our expense.
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]