Examples of confinement in a Sentence
The dog was kept in confinement until it was determined to be healthy.
He remained with his wife during her confinement.
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The paper reports the 68-year-old is on home confinement after being moved from a prison in Cumberland to a halfway house in Baltimore in December.
One hunger striker has reportedly been moved to another prison, placed in solitary confinement and denied his right to visitors in retaliation for helping to organize the strike, San Francisco Bay View reports.
A judge on Friday sentenced three former Pennsylvania State University officials, including a former president, to short jail terms followed by home confinement for their roles in the child molestation scandal that rocked the university.
Locked in solitary confinement, the inmate used a phone to orchestrate a murder-for-hire plot against a prosecutor’s father.
They were sentenced to two years confinement and $500,000 restitution back to the Navy.
The hunger strikers' long list of demands included an end to solitary confinement and administrative detention, a policy under which Israel holds prisoners without charge or trial.
After months of confinement, Vladik the tiger is finally free.
Israel agreed in principle on Sunday to release the Palestinian leader from five months of increasingly stringent confinement first to the town of Ramallah, then to the compound, then to a few rooms in his office building.
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First Known Use of confinement
CONFINEMENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of confinement for English Language Learners
: the act of confining someone or something : the state of being confined
: the time when a woman is giving birth to a baby
Legal Definition of confinement
1 : the act of confining
2 : the state of being confined
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