Detainer

Detainer (from detain, Latin detinere); in law, the act of keeping a person against his will, or the wrongful keeping of a person`s goods, or other real or personal property. A writ of detainer was a form for the beginning of a personal action against a person already lodged within the walls of a prison; it was superseded by the Judgment Act 1838....
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Detainer

• (n.) The keeping possession of what belongs to another; detention of what is another`s, even though the original taking may have been lawful. Forcible detainer is indictable at common law. • (n.) A writ authorizing the keeper of a prison to continue to keep a person in custody. • (n.) One who detains.Detainer: words in the definiti...
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Detainer

De¬∑tain'er (-ẽr) noun 1. One who detains. 2. (Law) (a) The keeping possession of what belongs to another; detention of what is another's, even though the original taking may have been lawful. Forcible detainer is indictable at common law. (b) A writ autho...
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Detainer

The act of keeping a person against his will, or of keeping goods or property. All illegal detainers of the person amount to false imprisonment, and may be remedied by habeas corpus.
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