Pronunciation: (kun-fīn'munt), [key]
1. the act of confining.
2. the state of being confined.
3. the lying-in of a woman in childbed; accouchement; childbirth.
4. Mil.incarceration in a guardhouse or prison while awaiting trial or as a punishment (distinguished from arrest).
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