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Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Quarantine \Quar"an*tine\, n. [F. quarantaine, OF. quaranteine,
     fr. F. quarante forty, L. quadraginta, akin to quattuor four,
     and E. four: cf. It. quarantina, quarentine. See Four, and
     cf. Quadragesima.]
     1. A space of forty days; -- used of Lent.
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     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.
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     Note: Quarantine is now applied also to any forced stoppage
           of travel or communication on account of malignant
           contagious disease, on land as well as by sea.
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     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.
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     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.
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