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 for incarceration
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Incarceration \In*car`cer*a"tion\, n. [Cf. F. incarc['e]ration.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. The act of confining, or the state of being confined;
        imprisonment. --Glanvill.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (Med.)
        (a) Formerly, strangulation, as in hernia.
        (b) A constriction of the hernial sac, rendering it
            irreducible, but not great enough to cause
            [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the state of being imprisoned; "he was held in captivity
           until he died"; "the imprisonment of captured soldiers";
           "his ignominious incarceration in the local jail"; "he
           practiced the immurement of his enemies in the castle
           dungeon" [syn: captivity, imprisonment,
           incarceration, immurement]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  41 Moby Thesaurus words for "incarceration":
     beleaguerment, besetment, blockade, blockading, captivity,
     circumscription, close arrest, confinement, cordoning, detention,
     dismemberment, durance, durance vile, duress, enclosure,
     envelopment, estrapade, galleys, hard labor, house arrest,
     immuration, immurement, impalement, imprisonment, inclusion,
     internment, jailing, keelhauling, martyrdom, penal servitude,
     picketing, quarantine, railriding, rock pile, siege, strappado,
     tar-and-feathering, term of imprisonment, the gantlet, torment,

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