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Origin of confinement
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1590s, from French confinement (16c.; the Old French word was confinacion), from confiner (see confine). As a euphemism for "childbed" it dates from 1774 (the Middle English expression was Our Lady's bands).
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The act of restricting or the state of being restricted in movement.
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