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noun confinement, custody, medical segregation, period of detention, period of isolation, restraint of movement, sanitary cordon, seclusion, segregation, separation, strict isolation
See also: captivity, confine, constraint, contain, detain, detention, durance, enclose, exclude, immure, imprisonment, insulate, isolate, ostracism, seclude, sequester

QUARANTINE, commerce, crim. law. The space of forty days, or a less quantity of time, during which the crew of a ship or vessel coming from a port or place infected or supposed to be infected with disease, are required to remain on board after their arrival, before they can be permitted to land.
     2. The object of the quarantine is to ascertain whether the crew are infected or not.
     3. To break the quarantine without legal authority is a misdemeanor. 1 Russ. on Cr. 133.
     4. In cases of insurance of ships, the insurer is responsible when the insurance extends to her being moored in port 24 hours in safety, although she may have arrived, if before the 24 hours are expired she is ordered to perform quarantine, if any accident contemplated by the policy occur 1 Marsh. on Ins. 264.

QUARANTINE, inheritances, rights. The space of forty days during which a widow has a right to remain in her late husband's principal mansion, immediately after his death. The right of the widow is also called her quarantine.
     2. In some, perhaps all the states of the United States, provision has been expressly made by statute securing to the widow this right for a greater or lesser space of time in Massachusetts, Mass. Rev. St. 411, and New York, 4 Kent, Com. 62, the widow is entitled to the mansion house for forty days. In Ohio, for one year, Walk. Intr. 231, 324. In Alabama, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, New Jersey, Rhode Island and Virginia, she may occupy till dower is assigned; in Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, New Jersey and Virginia, she may also occupy the plantation or messuage. In Pennsylvania the statute of 9 Hen. III., c. 7, is in force, Rob. Dig. 176, by which it is declared that "a widow shall tarry in the chief house of her husband forty days after his death, within which, her dower shall be assigned her." In Massachusetts the widow is entitled to support for forty days in North Carolina for one year.
     3. Quarantine is a personal right, forfeited by implication of law, by a second marriage. Co. Litt. 82. See Ind. Rev. L. 209; 1 Virg. Rev. C. 170,; Ala. L. 260; Misso. St. 229; Ill. Rev. L. 237; N. J. Rev. C. 397 1 Ken. Rev. L. 573. See Bac. Ab. Dower, B; Co. Litt. 32, b; Id, 34, b 2 Inst. 16, 17.

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A: The courts have said that imposing a quarantine is a massive deprivation of liberty that can only be done if there's an individual assessment that a person poses a significant risk to the public based on scientific evidence, according to Georgetown Law School Professor Lawrence Gostin, who wrote a textbook on public health law.
If that is the case the Saudi livestock importer stands to lose $400,000 in quarantine fees if he is prevented from using the cheaper facility, unless he passes on the higher cost to BLC - the main supplier of subsidised livestock to the Bahrain government.
Ships were detained for up to 65 days while cargoes were in quarantine.
The people we are dealing with in the quarantine section of the Australian government have been very good and want to resolve this.
The quarantine initially restricted the movement of ash nursery stock, green lumber, and any other ash material, including logs, stumps, roots and branches, from the quarantine area.
chi square] test and Fisher exact test were used to compare the attack rates of suspected cases between the groups under different quarantine arrangements.
This facility will provide quarantine services for horses transported to Guangzhou by ground transportation before the equestrian competition of 16th Asian Games.
A three-week quarantine period would jeopardise any foreign participation in the Cup.
Both isolation and quarantine may be conducted on a voluntary basis or compelled on a mandatory basis through legal authority.
Margaret Beckett announced the move a week after two parrots held in quarantine in Essex tested positive for the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu, which can be lethal to humans.
Earlier yesterday, the Tories demanded to know whether birds which could have been infected with avian flu had left the quarantine centre in Essex
QUARANTINE measures in the UK are to be reviewed after a South American parrot was almost certainly infected with the deadly H5N1 avian flu by a bird from Taiwan, Britain's chief vet said.