con·fine vt con·fined, con·fin·ing: to hold within a location; specif: imprison

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I verb arrest, barricade, bind, bound, cage, capture, circumscribe, coercere, cohibere, commit, commit to prison, constrain, contain, control, detain, enchain, enclose, enthrall, fence in, harness, hold, hold as a hostage, hold back, hold captive, hold in captivity, hold in check, hold in thrall, hold prisoner, immure, impound, imprison, incarcerate, indudere, institutionalize, intern, jail, keep in custody, keep under control, keep within bounds, limit, lock up, pen in, place in durance, place under protective custody, put into isolation, put under arrest, put under restraint, quarantine, recommit, remand, repress, restrain, restrict, restrict access, seclude, send to jail, shut in, subdue, subjugate, suppress, take into custody, take prisoner, trammel associated concepts: actual confinement, confine to an asylum, confinement to a jail, false imprisonment, kidnapping, solitary confinement II index apprehend (arrest), arrest (apprehend), bind (restrain), border, border (bound), boundary, capture, circumscribe (surround by boundary), close (enclosed area), commit (institutionalize), conceal, constrain (imprison), contain (enclose), contain (restrain), control (restrain), debar, delimit, demarcate, detain (hold in custody), detain (restrain), enclose, enclosure, envelop, fetter, hamper, immure, impede, imprison, isolate, jail, keep (restrain), limit, lock, mete, outline (boundary), periphery, purview, qualify (condition), restrain, restrict, retrench, seclude, sequester (seclude), trammel

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

Category: Criminal Law
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

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