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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Holding back or in custody.

Usage examples (33)
  • The ambassador criticized detention of political prisoners.
  • His detention was politically motivated
  • The detention of tardy pupils
  • In its definitions section, the order specifies that the term detention facilities does not include "facilities used only to hold people on a short-term, transitory basis." for more
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