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cordon sanitaire definitions

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: French, literally, sanitary cordon (quarantine line) Date: 1920 a protective barrier (as of buffer states) against a potentially aggressive nation or a dangerous influence (as an ideology)

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a guarded line between infected and uninfected districts. 2 any measure designed to prevent communication or the spread of undesirable influences.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Cordon Cor"don (k?r"d?n; F. k?r"d?n"), n. [F., fr. corde. See Cord.] 1. A cord or ribbon bestowed or borne as a badge of honor; a broad ribbon, usually worn after the manner of a baldric, constituting a mark of a very high grade in an honorary order. Cf. Grand cordon. 2. The cord worn by a Franciscan friar. --Sir E. Sandys. 3. (Fort.) The coping of the scarp wall, which projects beyong the face of the wall a few inches. 4. (Mil.) A line or series of sentinels, or of military posts, inclosing or guarding any place or thing. 5. A rich and ornamental lace or string, used to secure a mantle in some costumes of state. Cordon bleu (k?r`d?n" bl?") [F., blue cordon], a first-rate cook, or one worthy to be the cook of the cordons bleus, or Knights of the Holy Ghost, famous for their good dinners. Cordon sanitaire (k?r`d?n" s?`n?`t?r") [F., sanitary cordon], a line of troops or military posts around a district infected with disease, to cut off communication, and thus prevent the disease from spreading.



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