noun dé·te·nu \¦dātən¦(y)ü, F dātnu̅e̅\
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\¦dātən¦(y)ü, F dātnu̅e̅\

Definition of détenu



  1. :  a detained person; especially :  a political prisoner in India

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Origin and Etymology of détenu

French détenu (masculine), détenue (feminine), from détenu, past participle of détenir to detain, from Old French detenir — more at detain

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a brief usually trivial fact

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