(?), n. 1. Restraint within limits; imprisonment; any restraint of liberty; seclusion.
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The mind hates restraint, and is apt to fancy itself under confinement when the sight is pent up.
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2. Restraint within doors by sickness, esp. that caused by childbirth; lying-in.
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