What is internment?

  • (noun): Placing private property in the custody of an officer of the law.
    Synonyms: impoundment, impounding, poundage
    See also — Additional definitions below


Internment is the imprisonment or confinement of people, commonly in large groups, without trial. The Oxford English Dictionary (1989) gives the meaning as: "The action of 'interning'; confinement within the limits of a country or place."

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Some articles on internment:

Castle Mountain Internment Camp - Legacy
... community on the matter of acknowledgement and redress for World War I internment ... On 5 June 2012 the internment camp monument was visited by Sviatoslav, Patriarch of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, who held a requiem service at the ... at the website of the Canadian First World War Internment Recognition Fund (www.internmentcanada.ca) ...
Castle Mountain Internment Camp - Internment
... By 1915 several internment camps in and around the Rocky Mountains were in full swing, including a camp at the foot of Castle Mountain, the terminal point of the then ... Abuse was widespread, and although duly noted by the Directorate of Internment Operations in Ottawa, never corrected ... Central Powers, charging Canada with violations of international norms governing the internment of enemy aliens ...
Crystal City Internment Camp - Wartime Incarceration
... than real military necessity", as reported by the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians ... Department regarding internal security and the internment of enemy aliens in the fall of 1941 ... of the two departments pushed for the U.S Army to control internment procedures during the war, but the majority of the committee thought otherwise ...
Mel Wakabayashi - Youth in Canada
... parents were placed in a Japanese-Canadian internment camp at Slocan City, British Columbia ... It was at the barren internment camp at Slocan City that Mel was born ... families, the Wakabayashi family was moved to a second internment camp in Northern Ontario shortly after Mel was born ...
Internment - Concentration Camp - Shift in Meaning
... During the 20th century, the arbitrary internment of civilians by the state reached a climax with Nazi concentration camps (1933–1945) ...

More definitions of "internment":

  • (noun): The act of confining someone in a prison (or as if in a prison).
    Synonyms: imprisonment
  • (noun): Confinement during wartime.