Meaning of CONFINEMENT in English


/keuhn fuyn"meuhnt/ , n.

1. the act of confining.

2. the state of being confined.

3. the lying-in of a woman in childbed; accouchement; childbirth.

4. Mil. incarceration in a guardhouse or prison while awaiting trial or as a punishment (distinguished from arrest ).

[ 1640-50; CONFINE + -MENT; cf. F confinement ]

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