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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Confinement  \Con*fine"ment\,  n. 
  1.  Restraint  within  limits;  imprisonment;  any  restraint  of 
  liberty;  seclusion. 
 
  The  mind  hates  restraint,  and  is  apt  to  fancy  itself 
  under  confinement  when  the  sight  is  pent  up 
  --Addison. 
 
  2.  Restraint  within  doors  by  sickness,  esp.  that  caused  by 
  childbirth;  lying-in. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  confinement 
  n  1:  concluding  state  of  pregnancy;  from  the  onset  of  labor  to 
  the  birth  of  a  child;  "she  was  in  labor  for  six  hours" 
  [syn:  {parturiency},  {labor},  {labour},  {lying-in},  {travail}, 
  {childbed}] 
  2:  restraint  of  a  person's  liberty  [syn:  {detention}] 
  3:  the  state  of  being  confined;  "he  was  held  in  solitary 
  confinement" 




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