detainer

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noun de·tain·er \di-ˈtā-nər\

Definition of detainer

  1. 1 :  the act of keeping something in one's possession; specifically :  the withholding from the rightful owner of something that has lawfully come into the possession of the holder

  2. 2 :  detention in custody

  3. 3 :  a writ authorizing the keeper of a prison to continue to hold a person in custody

Examples of detainer in a sentence

  1. <keep him in detainer for at least 72 hours>

  2. <she filed an action for unlawful detainer of land after nonpayment of rent>

Origin and Etymology of detainer

Anglo-French detenour, alteration of detenir


First Known Use: 1619


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detainer

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noun de·tain·er \di-ˈtā-nər\

Legal Definition of detainer

  1. 1 :  the act of keeping something in one's possession; specifically :  unlawful detainer

  2. 2 :  detention in custody

  3. 3 :  a notification sent by a prosecutor, judge, or other official advising a prison official that a prisoner is wanted to answer criminal charges and requesting continued detention of the prisoner or notification of the prisoner's impending release — compare extradition

Origin and Etymology of detainer

Anglo-French detenoure, from detenir to restrain, detain, from Old French, from Latin detinere



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