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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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This will limit take up of quarantine units, thus restricting the ability of farmers to trade as well as having potential serious impacts on the ability of farmers to be able to take stock to agricultural shows this summer.
The Federal quarantine law provides some regulatory oversight and gives explicit authority to prevent the spread of any communicable disease.
A: In general, state and local health departments have broad authority to issue quarantine and isolation orders when needed to protect public health, although the specific rules vary from state to state.
New Jersey state officials said late Sunday night that they wouldn't change their protocols, which allowed for home quarantine.
Whether an isolation or quarantine order originates with the federal or state government, such orders will presumably be subject to habeas corpus challenges, and must also comport with the Due Process Clause of the Constitution.
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Methods of cleansing cargoes during quarantine were often basic - goods could be This Quarantine signs of having in the sea brought up from the holds to be exposed to the morning dew on deck.
Ensuring horses in quarantine are kept 100 metres away from horses not in quarantine when exercising on the gallops is now a strict requirement of the authorities in Australia, where an outbreak of equine influenza in 2007, traced to horses imported from Japan, is estimated to have cost the racing industry AUS$1 billion.
The decision has been made because of scientific advancements negating the requirement for quarantine, and the move is set to save animal owners up to around Au7mn in fees, according to UK government officials.
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The Department of State has received reports of minors traveling without a parent or adult guardian being taken into quarantine upon arrival.
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