Translation of confinement in Spanish:

confinement

Pronunciation: /kənˈfaɪnmənt/

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 uncountable/no numerable (act, state) reclusión (feminine), confinamiento (masculine) 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 u and c (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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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.