Confinement

Definition of Confinement

Con`fine´ment
n.1.Restraint within limits; imprisonment; any restraint of liberty; seclusion.
The mind hates restraint, and is apt to fancy itself under confinement when the sight is pent up.
- Addison.
2.Restraint within doors by sickness, esp. that caused by childbirth; lying-in.

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