Definition of internee in English:

internee

noun

  • A person who is confined as a prisoner, especially for political or military reasons.

    • ‘These prisoners of war and internees were held in camps extending from Burma to the Philippines and even to mainland Japan.’
    • ‘This brought more Poles into the Soviet orbit including civilian refugees, military internees, and pre-war Polish residents of Lithuania.’
    • ‘The Detaining Power will reimburse the Accepting Power for the costs involved in maintaining prisoners of war, civilian internees, and civilian detainees transferred pursuant to this arrangement.’
    • ‘The condition is unfair and discriminates against civilians, as it does not apply to military internees.’
    • ‘In the 1980s, the U.S. apologized for the internment and gave surviving internees $20,000 each in reparations.’
    • ‘What he was later to describe as a ‘deplorable mistake’ was then made, when it was decided to ship the internees elsewhere - a theme of British history to which Australians can relate.’
    • ‘During the war, there were six efforts by internees or prisoners to exercise the writ of habeas corpus in the federal district court in Honolulu.’
    • ‘Two internees originally taken into custody by the United Kingdom have been held for more than a year.’
    • ‘Displaced persons, refugees, and internees were gradually repatriated though it remained impossible to obtain accurate population census figures.’
    • ‘He claimed that his classes were the reason that none of the internees in his block suffered from the flu epidemic of 1918!’
    • ‘Compiled chiefly from interviews with former internees and their kin, it concentrates on five detainees of very different backgrounds, but alike in their appalling victimization.’
    • ‘In particular he highlights the case of the ‘guinea pigs’, 12 internees who were used by the army to experiment with torture techniques.’
    • ‘In 1988, Congress provided for partial restitution payments of $20,000 to each of the 60,000 surviving internees from the camps.’
    • ‘If occupation effectively ends what international humanitarian laws say is that prisoners of law and civilian internees who are not formally charged should be released.’
    • ‘The internees had done nothing wrong, but many felt shamed by being singled out, locked away, accused of disloyalty; to criticize the government might seem to prove they were in some way guilty.’
    • ‘More than 100 former prisoners of war and civilian internees attended the reunion.’
    • ‘One night, while I was in the Black Bull pub in the Markets district talking to Official republicans, news came that seven internees had escaped from a prison ship in Belfast harbour.’
    • ‘If the internees really were international terrorists who had been captured in brilliant operations by security services, they would then be able to use their inside knowledge to mastermind campaigns against Britain from overseas.’
    • ‘The first batch of internees included only those considered community leaders, while the majority remained free until January 1943, when the remaining Allied citizens were rounded up.’
    • ‘And military intelligence probably did ‘request’ that internees be softened up a bit to aid interrogations.’
    prisoner, convict, detainee, inmate
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Pronunciation:

internee

/ˌɪntəːˈniː/