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

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"Internment" Quotes from Famous Books

... of his club the Private Secretary paused, as though wondering whether to say that the Poet was unlikely to see the Iron King or the Millionaire until he had got his new rooms. This prolonged voluntary self-internment was a source of inconvenience, for in the peaceful days before the Cabinet Committee on Accommodation had stepped in, there were pleasant parties in Eaton Square and Park Lane. Now the Private Secretary ...
— Defenders of Democracy • The Militia of Mercy

... the immobility of the corpse, this semblance of life served to maintain Jacques in his blissful illusion, which lasted until morning, when a police official called to verify the death and authorize internment. ...
— Bohemians of the Latin Quarter • Henry Murger

... that the precincts of St. Martin's have undergone a mutilation, and that the place which has obtained the modern name of Bull-ring, and which is used as a market for corn and herbs, was once an appropriation of the church, though not used for internment; because the church is evidently calculated for a town of some size, to which the present church-yard no way agrees, being so extremely small that the ancient dead must have been continually disturbed, to make way for the ...
— An History of Birmingham (1783) • William Hutton

... had gone to Karlsruhe, and followed them. The night he arrived Karlsruhe was bombed by a French squadron.... von Mahl saw only a score of flying and vengeful Tams. He came back to the front broken in spirit and courage. "The only place you can be safe is an English internment camp." ...
— Tam O' The Scoots • Edgar Wallace

Words linked to "Internment" :   seizure, impounding, captivity, lockdown, incarceration, internment camp, custody, poundage, intern, imprisonment, immurement, drug bust, law, impoundment, false imprisonment

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