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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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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.
In our study, the attack rate of suspected cases among pandemic (H1N1) 2009 virus-negative contacts increased significantly when persons were quarantined in the same room or used the same bathroom as a virus-positive contact (p = 0.02, 2-tailed Fisher exact test).
Users will also be alerted to the status of quarantined or excluded content in response to search queries and reminded of the scope of the collection where requested URLs have not been captured.
In Queensland, passengers quarantined on Peel Island complained that the principle of strict isolation had been breached on a number of occasions.
For example, Beijing and Toronto both quarantined around 30,000 people, but Beijing had ten times as many SARS cases as Toronto: 2,500 compared to Toronto's 250.
For example, Beijing and Toronto both quarantined around 30,000 people, but Beijing had 10 times as many SARS cases as Toronto: 2,500 compared to Toronto's 250.
The software's new Scan and Deliver wizard makes it easy to send quarantined and other suspicious files to Symantec for evaluation.
The faculty's facility experimented on more than 50 improperly quarantined dogs and cats in fiscal 2000, which ended March 31 last year, they said, adding the facility started improving quarantine procedures in fiscal 2001.
Among those that have already been quarantined are collies Kelly and Gemma, who saved three lives in the devastating Turkish earthquake last year.
However, when the new Virginia law is implemented, many questions concerning the state's power, the substantive rights of the quarantined individual, the procedural fights due to the individual, and the desirability of a quarantine law will surely arise.
In the case of the four former peacekeepers being quarantined at the AFP Medical Center, Cabunoc said, they were restricted to the infectious ward section, a structure separate from the hospital.