Meaning of confinement

con•fine•ment

Pronunciation: (kun-fīn'munt), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of confining.
  2. the state of being confined.
  3. the lying-in of a woman in childbed; accouchement; childbirth.
  4. incarceration in a guardhouse or prison while awaiting trial or as a punishment (distinguished from arrest).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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