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solitary confinement

n.
The confinement of a prisoner in isolation from all other prisoners, especially as an additional punishment or for the safety of the prisoner.
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solitary confinement

n
(Law) isolation imposed on a prisoner, as by confinement in a special cell
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sol′itary confine′ment


n.
confinement of a prisoner in a cell or other place in isolation from others.
[1775–85]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.solitary confinement - confinement of a prisoner in isolation from other prisonerssolitary confinement - confinement of a prisoner in isolation from other prisoners; "he was held in solitary"
confinement - the state of being confined; "he was held in confinement"
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Translations
حَبْس إنْفِرادي
samovazba
isolationsfængsel
magánzárka
einangrun
samotka
hücre hapsi

solitary confinement

nEinzelhaft f; to be put/kept or held in solitary confinementin Einzelhaft genommen/gehalten werden
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solitary confinement

n to be in solitary confinementessere in cella d'isolamento
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solitary

(ˈsolitəri) adjective
1. alone; without companions. a solitary traveller.
2. living or being alone, by habit or preference. She was a solitary person.
3. single. not a solitary example.
ˈsolitude (-tjuːd) noun
the state of being alone. He likes solitude; He lives in solitude.
solitary confinement
imprisonment in a cell by oneself. He was sentenced to six months' solitary confinement.
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References in classic literature ?
The system here, is rigid, strict, and hopeless solitary confinement. I believe it, in its effects, to be cruel and wrong.
You are sentenced to two days' solitary confinement in the College prison, and I am sent to fetch you."
To be kept in strict solitary confinement, and to be closely watched and guarded.
As I had asked for a night-light, the chamberlain had brought me in, before he left me, the good old constitutional rush-light of those virtuous days - an object like the ghost of a walking-cane, which instantly broke its back if it were touched, which nothing could ever be lighted at, and which was placed in solitary confinement at the bottom of a high tin tower, perforated with round holes that made a staringly wide-awake pattern on the walls.