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internmentin‧tern‧ment /ɪnˈtɜːnmənt $ -ɜːr-/ noun  [uncountable]PMSCJ the practice of keeping people in prison during a war or for political reasons, without charging them with a crimeintern an internment camp
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internmentThere is no easy way and internment is not the answer.And afterwards he revealed he had told Sir John not to implement internment.When war broke out he had to endure four months' internment as an enemy alien.I am writing this letter in order to humbly ask your forgiveness for the events preceding my internment here.Kurt was able to sign up without first enduring the humiliation of internment.The fact remains that internment is on the statute book and is available to the Government to use.I refer mainly to internment and other measures that can not be justified.I believe that it can be done without internment.Mandela was released after 27 years' internment.
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