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detainee

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noun de·tain·ee \di-ˌtā-ˈnē, ˌdē-\

Simple Definition of detainee

  • : a person who is being kept in a prison especially for political reasons : a person who is being detained

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of detainee

  1. :  a person held in custody especially for political reasons

Circa 1928

First Known Use of detainee

circa 1928


Law Dictionary

detainee

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noun de·tain·ee \di-ˌtā-ˈnē\

Legal Definition of detainee

  1. :  a person who is detained; especially :  a person held in custody prior to trial or hearing





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