Definition of solitary confinement noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

solitary confinement

 noun
noun
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(informal solitary)[uncountable] Types of punishment
 
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a punishment in which a prisoner is kept alone in a separate cell to be in solitary confinement See related entries: Types of punishment
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: solitary confinement