internment

[[t]ɪntɜ͟ː(r)nmənt[/t]]
N-UNCOUNT
Internment is the practice of putting people in prison for political reasons.

They called for the return of internment without trial for terrorists.

...internment camps for dissidents.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • internment — (n.) 1870, from INTERN (Cf. intern) (v.) + MENT (Cf. ment). Cf. Fr. internement. Internment camp is attested from 1916 …   Etymology dictionary

  • Internment — In*tern ment, n. [F. internement. See {Intern}.] 1. Confinement within narrow limits, as of foreign troops, to the interior of a country. [1913 Webster] 2. Confining within a country for the duration of a war; usually of citizens of a hostile… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • internment — I noun apprehension, arrest, bondage, captivity, confinement, constraint, custody, detention, durance, immuration, immurement, impoundment, imprisonment, imprisonment term, incarceration, preventive custody II index apprehension (act of… …   Law dictionary

  • internment — [in tʉrn′mənt] n. an interning or being interned …   English World dictionary

  • Internment — Not to be confused with Interment or Internship. This article is about the usage and history of the terms concentration camp, internment camp and internment. For a listing of individual camps, see List of concentration and internment camps.… …   Wikipedia

  • internment — UK [ɪnˈtɜː(r)nmənt] / US [ɪnˈtɜrnmənt] noun Word forms internment : singular internment plural internments 1) [uncountable] the act of putting someone in a prison without officially accusing them of a crime, especially when this is done for… …   English dictionary

  • internment — interment, internment Interment means ‘the burial of a corpse’, whereas internment means ‘the confinement of aliens in time of war’. See also inter, intern …   Modern English usage

  • internment — noun Internment is used before these nouns: ↑camp …   Collocations dictionary

  • internment — in|tern|ment [ınˈtə:nmənt US ə:r ] n [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: INTERN1] [U] the practice of keeping people in prison during a war or for political reasons, without charging them with a crime →↑intern ▪ an internment camp …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • internment — intern ► NOUN (also interne) chiefly N. Amer. 1) a recent medical graduate receiving supervised training in a hospital and acting as an assistant physician or surgeon. 2) a student or trainee who does a job to gain work experience or for a… …   English terms dictionary

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