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Definition 1: a signal (usually a bell) announcing the start of curfew restrictions - [noun denoting communication]

(curfew is a kind of ...) any nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message

"signals from the boat suddenly stopped"

Definition 2: an order that after a specific time certain activities (as being outside on the streets) are prohibited - [noun denoting communication]

(curfew is a kind of ...) a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge)

"a friend in New Mexico said that the order caused no trouble out there"

(curfew belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

Definition 3: the time that the curfew signal is sounded - [noun denoting time]

(curfew is a kind of ...) the point in time at which something must be completed

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