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detention


detention

noun

Definition of DETENTION

1
the state of being held in lawful custody <he's been in detention since the arrest>
Antonyms discharge, release
2
an instance or period of being prevented from going about one's business <an inane joke about a bomb netted the airline passenger no laughs, only a two-hour detention that caused him to miss his flight>

February 27, 2015
rationale Hear it
An explanation or underlying reason
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