1. confinement during wartime
Derivationally related forms: ↑intern
Hypernyms: ↑captivity, ↑imprisonment, ↑incarceration, ↑immurement
2. the act of confining someone in a prison (or as if in a prison)
Syn: ↑imprisonment
Derivationally related forms: ↑intern, ↑imprison (for: ↑imprisonment)
Hypernyms: ↑confinement
Hyponyms: ↑lockdown, ↑false imprisonment, ↑custody
3. placing private property in the custody of an officer of the law
Syn: ↑impoundment, ↑impounding, ↑poundage
Derivationally related forms: ↑pound (for: ↑poundage), ↑impound (for: ↑impounding), ↑impound (for: ↑impoundment)
Topics: ↑law, ↑jurisprudence
Hypernyms: ↑seizure
Hyponyms: ↑drug bust, ↑drugs bust

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