from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. Without the means or right of communicating with others: a prisoner held incommunicado; incommunicado political detainees.
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- adj. In a state or condition in which one is unable or unwilling to communicate.
- adv. In a manner in which communication with outsiders is not possible, for either voluntary or involuntary reasons, especially due to confinement or reclusiveness.
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- adj. without the means or right to communicate
In Uganda, for example, we have documented long-term incommunicado detention, torture and, in some cases, deaths of alleged treason and terrorism suspects at the hands of the government's Joint Anti-Terrorism Task Force.
"The military is detaining people incommunicado, which is illegal, and so it is effectively disappearing people," said Heba Morayef of
He continued to be held incommunicado, that is without contact with the outside world, including his family and lawyers, until August 2005, from when his wife was allowed to visit him on a monthly basis.
Bush wasn't "incommunicado", he was out of the public eye.
Suggestions that detainees are being held "incommunicado" are simply not true.
Mostly, however, she seems to be held in some kind of incommunicado status until they need a sound bite, and then they throw the power switch, download the text and out she spits it, with all the emotion of an automaton.
Except for tight beam transmissions directly to you, you have been 'incommunicado' due to the disturbances caused by the disaster.
The officers and privates were supposed to be strictly "incommunicado," but even these found means of communication.
The man, John Makepiece, with Broxton Day, of Granadas district, had been held "incommunicado" for months by the bandit, Raphele.
In an interview at the mansion in Norfolk where he is staying under strict bail conditions, he said he feared he would be held "incommunicado" and his Swedish gagged if he goes to the country.