n.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.
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.
v. t.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Quarantined ; p. pr. & vb. n. Quarantining.]
Noun1.Quarantinequarantine - enforced isolation of patients suffering from a contagious disease in order to prevent the spread of disease
2.quarantine - isolation to prevent the spread of infectious disease
Verb1.quarantine - place into enforced isolation, as for medical reasons; "My dog was quarantined before he could live in England"

QUARANTINE, commerce, crim. law. The space of forty days, or a less quantity of time, during which the crew 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.
     2. The object of the quarantine is to ascertain whether the crew are infected or not.
     3. To break the quarantine without legal authority is a misdemeanor. 1 Russ. on Cr. 133.
     4. 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 1 Marsh. on Ins. 264.

QUARANTINE, inheritances, rights. The space of forty days during which a widow has a right to remain in her late husband's principal mansion, immediately after his death. The right of the widow is also called her quarantine.
     2. 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, Mass. Rev. St. 411, and New York, 4 Kent, Com. 62, the widow is entitled to the mansion house for forty days. In Ohio, for one year, Walk. Intr. 231, 324. 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., c. 7, is in force, Rob. Dig. 176, by which it is declared that "a widow shall tarry in the chief house of her husband 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.
     3. Quarantine is a personal right, forfeited by implication of law, by a second marriage. Co. Litt. 82. See Ind. Rev. L. 209; 1 Virg. Rev. C. 170,; Ala. L. 260; Misso. St. 229; Ill. Rev. L. 237; N. J. Rev. C. 397 1 Ken. Rev. L. 573. See Bac. Ab. Dower, B; Co. Litt. 32, b; Id, 34, b 2 Inst. 16, 17.

To dream that you are placed in quarantine, symbolizes your helplessness by a false friend who is spreading malicious gossip. It may also signify your need to distance yourself from others or a situation. To dream that you are seeing a sick friend in quarantine, signifies that a friend desperately needs your help but is afraid to ask.Jim Crow, alien, apartheid, apartness, beleaguer, beleaguerment, beset, besetment, besiege, blockade, blockading, bolt, bound, box in, cage, chamber, circumscription, close in, color bar, compass, confinement, contain, coop, coop in, coop up, cordon, cordon off, cordon sanitaire, cordoning, cordoning off, corral, cull out, detachment, divide, division, encircle, enclose, enclosure, encompass, enshrine, envelopment, ethnocentrism, exclusiveness, fence in, foreigner, ghettoize, gin, hedge in, hem in, house in, immurement, impound, imprison, imprisonment, incarcerate, incarceration, include, inclusion, insularity, insulate, insulation, isolation, isolationism, jail, keep apart, keep aside, kennel, know-nothingism, lay aside, leaguer, mew, mew up, narrowness, out-group, outcast, outsider, parochialism, pen, pen in, persona non grata, pick out, pocket, privacy, privatism, privatization, put aside, quarantine flag, race hatred, racial segregation, rail in, recess, reclusion, retirement, retreat, riddle, rope off, rustication, sanitary cordon, screen, seal off, seclude, seclusion, secrecy, segregation, separation, sequestration, set apart, set aside, shrine, shut in, shut up, siege, sieve, sift, snobbishness, sort out, splendid isolation, stable, stranger, surround, thrash, thresh, tightness, wall in, winnow, withdrawal, wrap, xenophobia, yard, yard up, yellow flag, yellow jack
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