American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A withholding from the rightful owner of property that has lawfully come into the possession of the current holder.
- n. The detention of a person, especially in custody.
- n. A writ authorizing the further detention of a person in custody, pending further action.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who withholds; one who detains, stops, or prevents from proceeding.
- n. In law: A holding or keeping possession of what belongs to another; detention of what is another's, though the original taking may be lawful. It usually implies wrongfulness.
- n. In law, the fact of being detained or held in custody: as, a writ of habeas corpus may issue to inquire into the detainer of a prisoner.
- n. law The right to keep a person, or a person's goods or property, against his will. A type of custody.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who detains.
- 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.
- From detain + -er. (Wiktionary)
“The detainer is a request that a law enforcement agency notify ICE before releasing that person, so that ICE may take over custody.”
“A detainer is a request from ICE that the local jail hold the individual in custody for up to 48 hours during which ICE decides whether or not to assume custody of the person and initiate deportation procedures.”
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“Agents check the data for matches and can issue a "detainer" or request to hold the person who has been arrested for 48 hours so that ICE can take them into custody.”
“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.”
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