place in confinement

  • 1 place in confinement — index arrest (apprehend), commit (institutionalize), imprison, jail Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 2 place of confinement — index jail, penitentiary Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 3 ORCUS (i. e. place of confinement), another name for Hades, or the World of the Dead; also of the god of the nether world. —    a test by fire, water, poison, wager of battle, or the like, of the innocence or guilt of persons in appeal thereby to the judgment of God in default of other evidence, on the superstitious belief that by means of it God would interfere to… …

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  • 4 confinement — con|fine|ment [kənˈfaınmənt] n 1.) [U] formal the act of putting someone in a room, prison etc that they are not allowed to leave, or the state of being there ▪ They were held in confinement for three weeks. ▪ He visited prisoners at their place… …

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  • 5 confinement — con·fine·ment n 1: the act of confining 2: the state of being confined Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. confinement …

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  • 6 confinement — [[t]kənfa͟ɪnmənt[/t]] confinements 1) N UNCOUNT Confinement is the state of being forced to stay in a prison or another place which you cannot leave. She had been held in solitary confinement for four months... He d obviously kept himself fit… …

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  • 7 confinement — UK [kənˈfaɪnmənt] / US noun Word forms confinement : singular confinement plural confinements 1) [uncountable] a situation in which someone is forced to stay in a place, especially a prison, and not allowed to leave She started writing poetry… …

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  • 8 confinement — con|fine|ment [ kən faınmənt ] noun 1. ) uncount a situation in which someone is forced to stay in a place, especially a prison, and not allowed to leave 2. ) count or uncount OLD FASHIONED the time during which a pregnant woman gives birth …

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  • 9 confinement — [kənˈfaɪnmənt] noun [U] a situation in which someone is forced to stay in a place …

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  • 10 New Safe Confinement — Computer impression of the New Safe Confinement to cover No.4 Reactor at Chernobyl The New Safe Confinement (NSC or New Shelter) is the structure intended to contain the nuclear reactor at Chernobyl, Ukraine, part of which was destroyed by the… …

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  • 11 Christopher Smart's asylum confinement — Christopher Smart The English poet Christopher Smart (1722–1771) was confined to mental asylums from May 1757 until January 1763. Smart was admitted into St Luke s Hospital for Lunatics …

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  • 12 Inertial confinement fusion — (ICF) is a process where nuclear fusion reactions are initiated by heating and compressing a fuel target, typically in the form of a pellet that most often contains a mixture of deuterium and tritium.To compress and heat the fuel, energy is… …

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  • 13 Out of place — Out Out (out), adv. [OE. out, ut, oute, ute, AS. [=u]t, and [=u]te, [=u]tan, fr. [=u]t; akin to D. uit, OS. [=u]t, G. aus, OHG. [=u]z, Icel. [=u]t, Sw. ut, Dan. ud, Goth. ut, Skr. ud. [root]198. Cf. {About}, {But}, prep., {Carouse}, {Utter}, a.]… …

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  • 14 solitary confinement — the confinement of a prisoner in a cell or other place in which he or she is completely isolated from others. [1775 85] * * * …

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  • 15 solitary confinement — sol′itary confine′ment n. confinement of a prisoner in a cell or other place in isolation from others • Etymology: 1775–85 …

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  • 16 workhouse — Place of confinement for persons convicted of lesser offenses. Such imprisonment is usually for a relatively short duration …

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  • 17 prison — prisonlike, adj. /priz euhn/, n. 1. a building for the confinement of persons held while awaiting trial, persons sentenced after conviction, etc. 2. See state prison. 3. any place of confinement or involuntary restraint. 4. imprisonment. [bef.… …

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  • 18 Gulag — For other uses, see Gulag (disambiguation). The integrated map of the Gulag camps, which existed from 1923 to 1961, based on data from the Human Rights Society «Memorial» …

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  • 19 jail — / jāl/ n: a place of confinement for persons held in lawful custody; specif: such a place under the jurisdiction of a local government (as a county) for the confinement of persons awaiting trial or those convicted of minor crimes compare house of …

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  • 20 List of U.S. Marine Corps acronyms and expressions — This is a list of acronyms, expressions, euphemisms, jargon, military slang, and sayings in common or formerly common use in the United States Marine Corps. Many of the words or phrases have varying levels of acceptance among different units or… …

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