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  1. (uncountable) The act of detaining or the state of being detained.
  2. (countable) A temporary state of custody or confinement, especially of a prisoner awaiting trial, or of a student being punished.
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    1. “She has in my view made up a story of arrest and detention between May and September 1999.”
      “She was sexually abused as a child, she only completed grade 9, and she contracted Hepatitis C apparently while in detention.”
      “Others will call for gun control, for prosecuting minors as adults, for building new juvenile detention facilities and jails.”
  1. (law) The right to keep a person, or a person's goods or property, against his will. A type of custody.
  2. One who detains.
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    1. “The creditor later secured a judgment against the bankrupt for the unlawful detainer of the property so purchased.”
      “Actual breaches of the peace include riotous and unlawful assemblies, riots, affrays, forcible entry and detainer, etc.”
      “Section 18 requires an intention to do grievous bodily harm or an intent to resist or prevent the lawful apprehension or detainer or any person.”
  1. Someone who is detained, especially in custody or confinement.
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    1. “The detainee is allowed to go to work in the morning and to come home at night within a set time frame.”
      “During our on-site inspection, they wandered about with too much unsupervised free access in the detainee area.”
      “We went to a room adjacent to the main hall, and as we walked in, a detainee was led out with fresh blood around his nose.”
  1. The condition of being detained; detention
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    1. “I spoke against the detainment of political prisoners, so they detained me and made me a political prisoner.”
      “The search resulted in the detainment of three insurgents who remain in custody.”
      “Due to scientific advances in DNA, there is now the opportunity to minimise the detainment of an innocent person.”
  1. plural of detainment
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    1. “These detainments were often justified by laws that do not mention pregnancy specifically.”
      “The order for the detainments was given by the prosecutor without a court order on the grounds that the case was urgent.”
      “But some gendarmerie officials, speaking to Today's Zaman on condition of anonymity, rejected reports that the prosecutor sent them an order to make detainments.”
  1. plural of detention
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    1. “In effect, these measures outlaw political campaigns against arbitrary or illegal detentions.”
      “But if the extent of the imposition is more serious like detentions and incarcerations, I think it's entirely unjustified.”
      “No wonder I was able to sweet talk my way out of detentions better then her.”
  1. plural of detainee
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    1. “Geneva does put some constraints on the handling and adjudication of detainees, but they were meaningless restraints.”
      “The released detainees and their parents expressed their appreciation to the SEP for the campaign waged on their behalf.”
      “The wall prevents detainees from meeting each other and is a barrier to easy access to the library.”
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