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is an order specifying a time during which certain regulations apply. Examples:
1. An order issued by the public authorities or military insurgents requiring everyone or certain people to be indoors at certain times, often at night. It can be imposed to maintain public order (such as those after the
Northeast Blackout of 2003
2005 civil unrest in France
2010 Chile earthquake
2011 Egyptian revolution
), or suppress targeted groups. Curfews have long been directed at certain groups in many cities or states, such as
university students on the
West Coast of the United States
World War II
s in many towns during the time of
Jim Crow laws
, or people younger than a certain age (usually within a few years either side of 18) in many towns of the
since the 1980s; see below.
2. An order by the
s of a teenager to return home by a specific time, usually in the evening or night. This may apply daily, or vary with the day of the week, e.g., if the minor has to go to school the next day.
3. A daily requirement for guests to return to their
before a specified time, usually in the evening or night.
, a time after which a game must end, or play be suspended. For example, in the
the curfew rule for many years decreed that no
could begin after 1 am local time (with the exception of international games).
5. In aeronautics,
night flying restrictions
may restrict aircraft operations over a defined period in the nighttime, to limit the disruption of
on the sleep of nearby residents. Notable examples are the
, which operate under the
Quota Count system
6. In a few locations in the UK patrons of licensed premises may not enter after a "curfew" time. In
for example this is currently set at 12:00 am.
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