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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Confinement within narrow limits, -- as of foreign troops, to the interior of a country.
  • noun Confining within a country for the duration of a war; -- usually of citizens of a hostile power.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • noun placing private property in the custody of an officer of the law
  • noun confinement during wartime
  • noun the act of confining someone in a prison (or as if in a prison)

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