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


solitary confinement

BrE BrE//ˌsɒlətri kənˈfaɪnmənt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsɑːləteri kənˈfaɪnmənt//
(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