Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    To hold one as a political prisoner; the detention of ships,, sailors, soldiers or property of a belligerent by a neutral nation, during hostilities.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    To restrict or shut up a pei-son, as a political prisoner, within a limited territory.