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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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If approved, he went on to say, the imported animals stay for a week in quarantine to be tested to make sure they are free of diseases that could ban them from being sold in markets.
164) As long as quarantine lengths are appropriated based on epidemiology of the disease, then such quarantines are the least restrictive means of preventing the spread of disease.
Under New Jersey's protocol, state residents who had come into contact with someone with Ebola would be subject to a mandatory, 21-day quarantine at home, even if they had no symptoms.
The federal government technically could find an argument for challenging state decisions to impose quarantines, said Polly Price, professor at Emory University School of Law.
There also exists statutory authority for federal-state cooperative activities to enforce quarantines.
In May 2009, China implemented a policy that allows it to quarantine arriving passengers who exhibit fever or flu-like symptoms if they are arriving from a country which has cases of 2009-H1N1, including the U.
As they provide a measure of reassurance for the healthy, quarantines create a social and geographic space from which to exclude the infected so that safe space becomes synonymous with the absence of those who seem to be ill: "There appears to be no way to shun a disease other than shunning the person who has already become its victim" or who might be susceptible to illness (Kraut 26).
By contrast, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) has a serial interval of 8 to l0 days, and peak infectivity does not occur until week 2 of illness, which allows more time to effectively implement isolation and quarantine measures (13).
Email messages identified as spam are contained in each user's Meridius Quarantine Mailbox which now supports an English, French or Spanish graphical user interface.
Isolation, quarantine and other actions by civil authorities may create unintended backlash from individuals or groups that believe their civil rights have been violated (breaking quarantine, violence against civil authorities, theft of drugs/medical equipment).
Elsewhere, "openfaced sneezers" were fined and the District of Columbia imposed blanket quarantines that restricted residents to their homes.
The quarantine was imposed around three homes after the disease was discovered in a flock off Adam Road three months ago.