Imprisoned; required to remain in one place. As the word is used in a sick benefit insurance policy, a person is "confined," when his illness keeps him at home and totally disables him from following his vocation. The word does not import that he shall be confined to his bed. Home Protective Asso. v Williams, 150 Ky 134, 136, 150 SW 11. See close confinement; solitary confinement.

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