The isolation of a prisoner in a separate cell as a punishment: she was kept in solitary confinement for three days
More example sentences
- It was so called because it was entirely made up of individual cells for the solitary confinement of prisoners.
- He spent nearly three years in prison, sometimes in solitary confinement, sometimes doing hard labour.
- Through his church, he organized a group of men to visit prisoners in solitary confinement.
For editors and proofreaders
Line breaks: soli|tary con|fine|ment
Definition of solitary confinement in:
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.