state of siege

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  • State of Siege — is also the name of a thriller by Eric Ambler. Infobox Film name = State of Siege (État de Siège) image size= 175px imdb id = 0070959 writer = Franco Solinas Costa Gavras starring = Yves Montand Renato Salvatori O.E. Hasse director = Costa Gavras …   Wikipedia

  • state of siege — A condition of suspension of civil law or its subordination to military law • • • Main Entry: ↑siege * * * ˌstate of ˈsiege f37 [state of siege] noun a situation in which the government limits people s freedom to enter or leave a city, town or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • state of siege — N SING A state of siege is a situation in which a government or other authority puts restrictions on the movement of people into or out of a country, town, or building. Under the state of siege, the police could arrest suspects without charges or …   English dictionary

  • The State of Siege — ( fr. L État de siège) is the fourth play by Albert Camus.Written in 1948, The State of Siege mdash;the original sense is closer to state of emergency mdash;is a play in three acts presenting the arrival of Plague, personified by a young… …   Wikipedia

  • Siege of Sarajevo — Part of the Bosnian War Bosnian parliament building burns after being hit by Serbian t …   Wikipedia

  • siege — [ sidʒ ] noun count or uncount 1. ) an attack in which an army surrounds a castle or city in order to prevent the people inside from receiving food and water: The troops prepared to withstand a long siege. break a siege (=to cause a siege to end) …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • State of emergency — For other uses, see State of emergency (disambiguation). A state of emergency is a governmental declaration that may suspend some normal functions of the executive, legislative and judicial powers, alert citizens to change their normal behaviours …   Wikipedia

  • siege — n. 1) to conduct a siege of; to lay siege to 2) to lift, raise a siege 3) a state of siege (in a state of siege) 4) at, during a siege (he was killed at the siege of Leningrad) 5) under siege (a city under siege) * * * [siːdʒ] raise a siege to… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • siege — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ lengthy, long, prolonged (esp. BrE) ▪ four day, ten hour, etc. ▪ armed, gun, police …   Collocations dictionary

  • siege — UK [siːdʒ] / US [sɪdʒ] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms siege : singular siege plural sieges 1) an attack in which an army surrounds a castle or city in order to prevent the people inside from receiving food and water The troops prepared… …   English dictionary

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