internment camp

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  1. a prison camp for the confinement of prisoners of war, enemy aliens, political prisoners, etc.

  2. a concentration camp for civilian citizens, especially those with ties to an enemy during wartime, as the camps established by the United States government to detain Japanese Americans after the Pearl Harbor attacks.

Origin of internment camp

First recorded in 1915–20

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