internment

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internment

the act of undergoing training; confinement of enemy aliens, prisoners of war, and political prisoners: During World War II, many Japanese Americans were sent to internment camps.
Not to be confused with:
interment – the act or ritual of burial: The interment will be at noon at the Midtown Cemetery.

in·tern·ment

 (ĭn-tûrn′mənt)
n.
1. The act of interning or confining, especially in wartime.
2. The state of being interned; confinement.

internment

(ɪnˈtɜːnmənt)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy)
a. the act of interning or state of being interned, esp of enemy citizens in wartime or of terrorism suspects
b. (as modifier): an internment camp.

in•tern•ment

(ɪnˈtɜrn mənt)

n.
1. an act or instance of interning.
2. the state of being interned; confinement.
[1865–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.internment - confinement during wartime
captivity, immurement, incarceration, imprisonment - the state of being imprisoned; "he was held in captivity until he died"; "the imprisonment of captured soldiers"; "his ignominious incarceration in the local jail"; "he practiced the immurement of his enemies in the castle dungeon"
2.internment - the act of confining someone in a prison (or as if in a prison)
confinement - the act of restraining of a person's liberty by confining them
lockdown - the act of confining prisoners to their cells (usually to regain control during a riot)
false imprisonment - (law) confinement without legal authority
custody - holding by the police; "the suspect is in custody"
3.internment - placing private property in the custody of an officer of the law
seizure - the taking possession of something by legal process
drug bust, drugs bust - seizure of illegal drugs by the police
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
Translations
إعْتِقال
internace
internering
internálás
kyrrsetning
internovanie
enterne etme/edilme

internment

[ɪnˈtɜːnmənt]
A. Ninternamiento m
B. CPD internment camp Ncampo m de internamiento

internment

[ɪnˈtɜːrnmənt] ninternement m

internment

nInternierung f; internment campInternierungslager nt

internment

[ɪnˈtɜːnmənt] ninternamento

intern1

(inˈtəːn) verb
during a war, to keep (someone who belongs to an enemy nation but who is living in one's own country) a prisoner.
inˈternment noun
References in periodicals archive ?
Born in Santa Barbara, California, Todd first picked up a musical instrument in the fourth grade, and later started a dance band called the "Music Makers." He was interned at Gila Relocation Camp in Rivers, Arizona in 1942 with his family during WWII.
Among the structures are the interstate highway system, Grauman's Chinese Theater, the Japanese American Relocation Camp, and Lincoln Memorial.
At Rower and the site of the former relocation camp the trail follows the converted railroad bed.
From Sacramento, California, he was taken to the Gila River Relocation Camp in Arizona for nearly three years.
There were charges that some prisoners, who were supposedly sent to the relocation camp, instead were subsequently shot at point blank range.
Her uncle and grandfather are sent to a relocation camp in North Dakota while the rest of the family are held in California until they can be sent to Arizona.
Terasaki, a UCLA alumnus, was born in Los Angeles, and spent three high school years during World War II in an interment camp with his family in the Gila River, AZ, relocation camp.
He wrote that had Fred Korematsu complied with orders and reported to an assembly center (rather than remain at large in the military area, as he did), the Court could not "say either as a matter of fact or law, that his presence in that center would have resulted in his detention in a relocation center." Black's reasoning on the point was lawyerly: some who reported to assembly centers were "released upon condition that they remain outside the prohibited zone until the military orders were modified or lifted." Hence there was a small chance that if Korematsu had complied, he would not have been involuntarily taken to and detained in a relocation camp. By this route, the Court in Korematsu avoided reaching the constitutional validity of the detention program itself.
Initially, I was proud to answer, "Tule Lake Japanese American Relocation Camp in California." I was met with blank stares, even from the teachers and not solely because I was white.
The book by Yoon Pak is called 'Wherever I Go, I Will Always Be a Loyal American', taking its title from a girl's letter to her Washington Junior High School teacher after she was sent to a relocation camp because of her ethnic background.
In the summer of 1944, six young people from the Gila River relocation camp attended the Southern Baptist Camp near Prescott, Arizona.