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Definition of Quarantine

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isolation, confinement; blockage, enforcement of sanctions
hold in isolation, hold in confinement
Quarantine Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To compel to remain at a distance, or in a given place, without intercourse, when suspected of having contagious disease; to put under, or in, quarantine.
  
(n.)
The period of forty days during which the widow had the privilege of remaining in the mansion house of which her husband died seized.
  
(n.)
Specifically, the term, originally of forty days, during which a ship arriving in port, and suspected of being infected a malignant contagious disease, is obliged to forbear all intercourse with the shore; hence, such restraint or inhibition of intercourse; also, the place where infected or prohibited vessels are stationed.
  
(n.)
A space of forty days; -- used of Lent.
  
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quarantine
\quar`an*tine"\ (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. quarantined (?); p. pr. & vb. n. quarantining.] to compel to remain at a distance, or in a given place, without intercourse, when suspected of having contagious disease; to put under, or in, quarantine.
quarantine
\quar"an*tine\ (?), n. [f. quarantaine, of. quaranteine, fr. f. quarante forty, l. quadraginta, akin to quattuor four, and e. four: cf. it. quarantina, quarentine. see four, and cf. quadragesima.]
1. a space of forty days; -- used of lent.
2. specifically, the term, originally of forty days, during which a ship arriving in port, and suspected of being infected a malignant contagious disease, is obliged to forbear all intercourse with the shore; hence, such restraint or inhibition of intercourse; also, the place where infected or prohibited vessels are stationed.
note: quarantine is now applied also to any forced stoppage of travel or communication on account of malignant contagious disease, on land as well as by sea.
3. (eng. law) the period of forty days during which the widow had the privilege of remaining in the mansion house of which her husband died seized.
quarantine
flag, a yellow flag hoisted at the fore of a vessel or hung from a building, to give warning of an infectious disease; -- called also the yellow jack, and yellow flag.
quarantine
n
1. enforced isolation to prevent spread of disease
2. isolation to prevent the spread of infectious disease v : place into enforce isolation, as for medical reasons; "my dog was quarantined before he could live in england"


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The enforced isolation of any person or place infected with contagious disease.
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. enforced isolation of patients suffering from a contagious disease in order to prevent the spread of disease
(hypernym) isolation
2. isolation to prevent the spread of infectious disease
(hypernym) isolation, closing off

Verb
1. place into enforced isolation, as for medical reasons; "My dog was quarantined before he could live in England"
(hypernym) isolate, insulate
Quarantine Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Shipping Glossary
The period during which a vessel is detained in isolation until free from any contagious disease among the passengers or crew. The word is now applied to the sanitary regulations which are the modern substitute for quarantine. During the quarantine period, the Q flag is hoisted.
Quarantine Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dream Dictionary
To dream of being in quarantine, denotes that you will be placed in a disagreeable position by the malicious intriguing of enemies.
  
Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted, or "What's in a dream": a scientific and practical exposition; By Gustavus Hindman, 1910. For the open domain e-text see: Guttenberg Project
Quarantine Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of Entomology and Crop Protection
A period of 40 days. Enforced isolation or restriction of free movement imposed to prevent the spread of pests.
PETsMART.COM
A period of isolation imposed on animals brought to or from foreign countries in order to prevent the spread of disease or pests.
Fishery Glossary
A confined or enclosed system that is designed to prevent any possibility of the release of the species, or any of its disease agents or any other associated organisms into the environment. ICES (1994)
FAO
Quarantine Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Quarantine "is used to separate and restrict the movement of well persons who may have been exposed to a communicable disease to see if they become ill." The term is often erroneously used synonymously with isolation, which is "to separate ill persons who have a communicable disease from those who are healthy." The word comes from the Italian (seventeenth-century Venetian) quaranta, meaning forty, which is the number of days ships were required to be isolated before passengers and crew could go ashore during the Black Death plague epidemic. Quarantine can be applied to humans, but also to animals of various kinds, and both as part of border control as well as within a country.

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Quarantine Definition from Law Dictionaries & Glossaries
The 'Lectric Law Library
The space of forty days, or a less quantity of time, during which the crew, or cargo, 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.

The object of the quarantine is to ascertain whether the crew or cargo are infected or not.

To break the quarantine without legal authority is a misdemeanor.

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.

inheritances, rights. The space of forty days during which a widow has a right to remain in her late hushand's principal mansion, immediately after his death. The right of the widow is also called her quarantine.

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 and New York, the widow is entitled to the mansion house for forty days. In Ohio, for one year. 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. is in force, by which it is declared that "a widow shall tarry in the chief house of her hushand 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.

Quarantine is a personal right, forfeited by implication of law, by a second marriage.
   

This entry contains material from Bouvier's Legal Dictionary, a work published in the 1850's.
Courtesy of the 'Lectric Law Library.
Quarantine Definition from Sports Dictionaries & Glossaries
maritime&shipping&trade
The term during which an arriving ship or airplane, including its passengers, crew and cargo, suspected of carrying a contagious disease, is held in isolation to prevent the possible spread of the disease.
Quarantine Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dictionary of Medicine (Shahram)
The period of isolation decreed to control the spread of infectious disease. Before the era of antibiotics and the like, quarantine as one of the few available means for halting the reach of infectious diseases. The word quarantine comes from the Latin quadraginta meaning forty. This was probably because it was known that the incubation period of most infectious diseases was less than 40 days.