‖Cordon sanitaire

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • ‖Cordon sanitaire a line of troops or military posts around a district infected with disease, to cut off communication, and thus prevent the disease from spreading. Also used figuratively, of a group of neutral states that forms a barrier between two hostile states.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., sanitary cordon