Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of detaining; detention.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun rare Detention.

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  • noun The condition of being detained; detention

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  • noun a state of being confined (usually for a short time)

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Examples

  • Maybe if we just round up all people with political beliefs contrary to Obama's, put them in detainment camps, then we wouldn't need airport screenings.

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  • Joking aside, the issue of torture and detainment is a serious one.

    duh pookie

  • He told the Senate committee that some terrorism detainees were too “dangerous” to prosecute and may have to be “held in detainment for a long time.”

    We Need A Resolution | ATTACKERMAN

  • Joking aside, the issue of torture and detainment is a serious one.

    duh pookie

  • Interim "black sites" - secret facilities used for covert activities - can be as small as a room in a government building, which only becomes a black site when a prisoner is brought in for short-term detainment and interrogation.

    Larisa Alexandrovna: And War Crimes for All....

  • Interim “black sites” – secret facilities used for covert activities – can be as small as a room in a government building, which only becomes a black site when a prisoner is brought in for short-term detainment and interrogation.

    Soviet-era compound in northern Poland was site of secret CIA interrogation, detentions

  • They should have demanded that he be remanded into Canadian custody at the time of his "detainment" by the sinister maniacs of the Bush League.

    Stephen Taylor! Hacktacular!

  • The difference is that BushCo labels the people they kidnap as terrorists and calls the kidnapping "detainment".

    Underneath The "Surge" Strategy

  • COOPER: And what kind of detainment powers or legal authority does the CDC have?

    CNN Transcript May 30, 2007

  • Until then, the best you can ever do is to lawyer up on the moment of your "detainment" even if they say you are not under arrest.

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