preventive detention

noun
pre·​ven·​tive detention | \ pri-ˈven-tiv- \

Legal Definition of preventive detention

: 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 22 Sep. 2020.

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