internment internment  /ɪn ˈtɜrn mənt/


  1. (n) confinement during wartime
  2. (n) the act of confining someone in a prison (or as if in a prison)
  3. (n) placing private property in the custody of an officer of the law


  1. To the police he arrogantly proclaimed the pro-Naziism which had earned him long internment.
  2. Said Commentator Davis of Author Wodehouse, released from an internment camp and put at Berlin's swank Hotel Adlon so he could broadcast for the Nazis:.
  3. He does today and judges that internment wrong.


  1. George Takei Fears NSA Spying Will Lead to Something Much Worse

    George Takei is hardly the only American concerned about the NSA's massive surveillance programs. But unlike most people, his fears are rooted in the memory of the government persecution he suffered firsthand in a Japanese internment camp .
    on June 11, 2013     Source: New York Magazine

  2. Behind the wire

    The exhibit, “Giri: Giving Back – Moving Forward,” now at the Sonoma Valley Library, tells in photographs and oral histories the experience of Japanese Americans during their incarceration in American internment camps during World War II. Branch Manager Lisa Musgrove said Sonoma County was exemplary in the treatment of Japanese Americans during this period. Neighbors and friends came to the aid ...
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Sonoma Valley Sun

  3. Bob Fletcher Dies at 101; Saved Farms of Interned Japanese-Americans

    Mr. Fletcher was thought of as an unsung hero for his efforts during World War II in California to manage the farms of Japanese families forced to live in internment camps.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: New York Times

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  1. "Due to changes in the conduct of detainee operations and programs to prepare detainees for reintegration into society, we have not only gone over 10,000 releases, but our re-internment rate is less than 1 percent," said Gen. David Petraeus, the...
    on Aug 2, 2008 By: David Petraeus Source: Washington Post

  2. "Preserving these internment sites is a solemn task we all bear," said Rep. Doris Matsui, D-Calif., who was born in the Potson camp in Arizona in 1944. "Those who come after us will have a physical reminder of what they will never allow to...
    on Dec 5, 2006 By: Doris Matsui Source: FOXNews

  3. "I would like to stress that even considering communist law, what happened the night of Dec. 12-13 was illegal," said Kaczynski, who was arrested on the first day of martial law and jailed for some 10 months. "It was the illegal internment of...
    on Dec 13, 2006 By: Jaroslaw Kaczynski Source: International Herald Tribune

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