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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act of interning or confining, especially in wartime.
  • n. The state of being interned; confinement.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Confinement within narrow limits, as of foreign troops, to the interior of a country.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or condition of being interned; confinement, as of prisoners of war, in the interior of a country.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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)

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