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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 century later, European and Asian countries began enforcing quarantine by placing armed guards around quarantined areas where they could execute those who did not obey the quarantine.
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Not only were a number of vessels quarantined during the outbreak, but thirty-nine smallpox patients and sixty-five contacts who were resident in Sydney were taken from their homes to the quarantine station between June and November 1881.
Home isolation may not affect transmission because third parties cannot be prevented from making contact with the quarantined individual.
No specific data are available on pet ownership by quarantined persons; however, based on the prevalence of pet ownership in Canada, we assume that thousands of quarantined persons had household pets.
In 1853, Alleyne quarantined seventeen of the 569 ships because of measles, typhus fever, scarlet fever or smallpox.
The alert advises users that they have new quarantined messages awaiting them in their Meridius Quarantine Mailbox.
From each location, the precinct with the greatest number of persons quarantined was selected based on lists from precinct quarantine officers.
Only 117 pets died out of the 9,500 quarantined last year, a rate of 1.
With the EdgeWall 8800 series, even the network communications for a system with granted access can be scanned in real time for vulnerabilities, and newly affected systems can be quarantined instantly before they can impact the rest of the network.
Beginning March 18, persons who had been in close contact with a SARS patient were quarantined for 10-14 days (Level A quarantine) (Figure); initially, quarantine was for 14 days, but after June 10, the time was changed to 10 days in accordance with the incubation period for SARS.
The birds had been quarantined since fall after Newcastle became a threat in Southern California, Phillips said.