Internment Law and Legal Definition

Internment means the imprisonment or confinement of enemy aliens or people in large groups, who are suspected of disloyalty in specially designed areas without trial. A confinement effected during wartime is also called internment. For instance when persons are taken into custody by a non-belligerent foreign power as the result of and for reasons arising out of any armed conflict in which the U.S. is engaged, such persons are said to be in internment. The persons who are confined under internment are considered to be in a missing status.