Translation of confinement in Spanish:

confinement

Pronunciation: /kənˈfaɪnmənt/

n

  • 1.1 uncountable/no numerable (act, state) reclusión (f), confinamiento (m) to be in solitary confinement estar* incomunicado
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    • We do not rely primarily on preventive confinement - the incarceration of a person in anticipation of what he will do in the future.
    • In fact, seldom will confinement, detention be the better course to adopt.
    • When a person has been duly convicted of a crime carrying a jail term, confinement is automatically authorized.
    1.2 uncountable or countable/no numerable o numerable (in childbirth) parto (masculine)
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    • A confinement of six weeks used to apply to new mothers and I am a firm believer in the benefits of this enforced rest.
    • Application for maternity benefits must be made at least eight weeks before confinement, or within six months of the birth of the child.
    • Mother had given her a beautifully embroidered pocket, that Mama had been sewing during her long confinement before the birth of Thomas and Lettie.

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