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detention centre

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  • n. A facility in which people are detained (held in custody); a jail.
  • n. An immigration detention facility; a facility in which people who have attempted to enter Australia without prior authorisation are detained, pending a decision on whether they are to be accepted as refugees or returned to their country of origin.
  • n. A concentration camp.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a large cell where prisoners (people awaiting trial or sentence or refugees or illegal immigrants) are confined together temporarily

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