preventive detention

noun

pre·​ven·​tive detention
pri-ˈven-tiv-
: detention of a defendant awaiting trial for the purpose of preventing further misconduct or protecting an individual or the public

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“Preventive detention.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/preventive%20detention. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

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