American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act of interning or confining, especially in wartime.
- n. The state of being interned; confinement.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or condition of being interned; confinement, as of prisoners of war, in the interior of a country.
- n. Confinement within narrow limits, as of foreign troops, to the interior of a country.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Confinement within narrow limits, -- as of foreign troops, to the interior of a country.
- n. Confining within a country for the duration of a war; -- usually of citizens of a hostile power.
- n. placing private property in the custody of an officer of the law
- n. confinement during wartime
- n. the act of confining someone in a prison (or as if in a prison)
“Hence the second canard that was first assiduously pushed by HRW, which introduced the term internment camps to describe the centres in which civilians who escape from the LTTE into Government controlled territory are kept.”
“It seems to me that the internment is a relatively little known fact.”
“I didn't, they were called concentration camps, or internment camps. which is why one uses the term internment camp. you'll need to login or register to do that is it really that easy? only one way to find out ...”
“After all this is a troll, a cowardly troll, he probably agrees with putting Japanese/Americans in internment camps.”
“Are we or are we not putting people in internment camps?”
“Many end up in internment camps in Colombia and, in fact, a number of Latin Americans were sent to the United States for internment.”
“Petey: While the Japanese internment is a closer political analogy, the act in question is actually torture, which if it applies to the internment situation (I honestly am unaware, and regret if it does) is not known to most people.”
“All of the Japanese Americans in internment camps were accounted for because it was the 1940s.”
“The GOP would even have those of us who do not agree with them in internment camps.”
“We can't keep the Japanese in internment camps forever ...”
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