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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n- A keeping in one's possession.

Usage examples (36)
  • ICE put a "detainer," the first step toward deportation, on 280 of them.
  • They put a hold, or "detainer," on 3,200 of those inmates who they discover are illegals.
  • ICE then reviews the individual's immigration status and decides whether to place a "detainer" on the immigrant.
  • Fabian said Louisiana officials still have a "detainer" on him as part of "a long list of conditions" for his transfer. for more
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