Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A person held in custody or confinement.

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  • noun someone who is detained, especially in custody or confinement

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  • noun some held in custody

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Nick Danger and I are trying to sort out how and if the determining of a detainee's status could be done; I suggested using the term detainee as a broad category rather than POW.

    "And when the captured British sailor admits she 'trespassed' into Iranian waters, there is fear in her eyes."

  • Is it only a war zone for constitutional suspension clause purposes if the detainee is accused of being involved with the localized conflict (this would follow with Eisentrager too)?

    The Volokh Conspiracy » No Habeas Jurisdiction Over Bagram Air Force Base

  • Is it only a war zone for constitutional suspension clause purposes if the detainee is accused of being involved with the localized conflict (this would follow with Eisentrager too)?

    The Volokh Conspiracy » No Habeas Jurisdiction Over Bagram Air Force Base

  • I think HGilbert arrived with Anne at the important turns in the government's pursuit in the 4th court of an alient "student"; as the Rasul Scotus certification addresses and somewhat supersedes Eisentrager with respect to where the detainee is apprehended.

    Balkinization

  • Finally, based on their track records to date, I do believe that the Combatant Status Review Tribunals reasonably attempt to determine whether the detainee is a lawful enemy combatant, unlawful enemy combatant or civilian

    Balkinization

  • Finally, based on their track records to date, I do believe that the Combatant Status Review Tribunals reasonably attempt to determine whether the detainee is a lawful enemy combatant, unlawful enemy combatant or civilian

    Balkinization

  • I think HGilbert arrived with Anne at the important turns in the government's pursuit in the 4th court of an alient "student"; as the Rasul Scotus certification addresses and somewhat supersedes Eisentrager with respect to where the detainee is apprehended.

    Balkinization

  • Finally, based on their track records to date, I do believe that the Combatant Status Review Tribunals reasonably attempt to determine whether the detainee is a lawful enemy combatant, unlawful enemy combatant or civilian

    Balkinization

  • Finally, based on their track records to date, I do believe that the Combatant Status Review Tribunals reasonably attempt to determine whether the detainee is a lawful enemy combatant, unlawful enemy combatant or civilian

    Balkinization

  • I think HGilbert arrived with Anne at the important turns in the government's pursuit in the 4th court of an alient "student"; as the Rasul Scotus certification addresses and somewhat supersedes Eisentrager with respect to where the detainee is apprehended.

    Balkinization

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