detention

  1. a state of being confined (usually for a short time)
  2. a punishment in which a student must stay at school after others have gone home

Detention

another word for custody

detention

A shipper's fee charged when a truck is not loaded within a certain time frame, which holds up the truck at the warehouse or processing plant.
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detention

[n] - a state of being confined (usually for a short time) 2. [n] - a punishment in which a student must stay at school after others have gone home
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detention

In law, depriving a person of liberty following arrest. In England and Wales, the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 established a wide-ranging statutory framework for the regime of detention....
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Detention

Head teachers have the right to detain pupils at the end of a school session on disciplinary grounds.
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Detention

De·ten'tion noun [ Latin detentio : confer French détention . See Detain .] 1. The act of detaining or keeping back; a withholding. 2. The state of being detained (stopped or hindered); delay from necessity. 3. Confinement; restraint; custody. « ...
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detention

noun a punishment in which a student must stay at school after others have gone home; `the detention of tardy pupils`
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detention

detainment noun a state of being confined (usually for a short time); `his detention was politically motivated`; `the prisoner is on hold`; `he is in the custody of police`
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Detention

• (n.) Confinement; restraint; custody. • (n.) The state of being detained (stopped or hindered); delay from necessity. • (n.) The act of detaining or keeping back; a withholding.
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Detention

The act of retaining a person or property, and preventing the removal of such person or property. Arrest.
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detention

In law, depriving a person of liberty following arrest. In England and Wales, the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 established a wide-ranging statutory framework for the regime of detention. Limitations were placed on the length of time that suspects may be held in custody by the police without being charged (to a maximum of 96 hours) and ...
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Detention

[imprisonment] Detention is the process when a state, government, or citizen lawfully holds a person by removing their freedom of liberty at that time. This can be due to (pending) criminal charges being raised against the individual as part of a prosecution or to protect a person or property. Being detained does not always result in being ...
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Detention

The process by which the U.S. government holds foreign nationals in Immigration facilities, prisons, or jails while their removal proceedings are pending.
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detention

a state of being confined (usually for a short time)
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