détenu

noun
dé·​te·​nu
variants: or détenue \ ¦dātᵊn¦(y)ü , F dātnᵫ̅ \
plural -s

Definition of détenu

: a detained person especially : a political prisoner in India

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History and Etymology for détenu

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

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