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To send a person to prison by virtue of a warrant or other lawful writ, for the commission of a crime, offense or misdemeanor, or for a contempt, or non-payment of a debt.

 - vb.: 

 - To give in trust; to put into charge or keeping; to entrust; to consign; - used with to, unto.

 - To put in charge of a jailor; to imprison.

 - To do; to perpetrate, as a crime, sin, or fault.

 - To join for a contest; to match; - followed by with.

 - To pledge or bind; to compromise, expose, or endanger by some decisive act or preliminary step; - often used reflexively; as, to commit one's self to a certain course. To confound.

 - To commit a bill (Legislation), to refer or entrust it to a committee or others, to be considered and reported.

 - To commit to memory, or To commit, to learn by heart; to memorize.

Syn. - To Commit, Entrust, Consign. These words have in common the idea of transferring from one's self to the care and custody of ...

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