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Noun: internment  in'turn-munt
  1. Confinement during wartime
  2. The act of confining someone in a prison (or as if in a prison)
    - imprisonment
  3. (law) placing private property in the custody of an officer of the law
    - impoundment, impounding, poundage

Derived forms: internments

Type of: captivity, confinement, immurement, imprisonment, incarceration, seizure

Encyclopedia: Internment