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detainer

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  1. 1 the state of being held in lawful custody keep him in detainer for at least 72 hours Synonyms detention, detainment, hold, immurement, imprisonment, incarcerationRelated Words captivity, confinement, internment; apprehension, arrest, arrestment, bust [slang], collar, pinch; capture, entrapment, seizure; enchainment, restraintNear Antonyms emancipation, freedom, liberationAntonyms discharge, release

  2. 2 the unlawful taking or withholding of something from the rightful owner under a guise of authority she filed an action for unlawful detainer of land after nonpayment of rent Synonyms arrogation, commandeering, appropriation, expropriation, preemption, seizure, takeover, usurpationRelated Words annexation, assumption, attachment, confiscation, grab, impoundment, repossession, sequestration; defalcation, embezzlement, misapplication, misappropriation, misuse, peculation, theft; despoilment, looting, pillaging; encroachment, infringement, piracy; invasion, occupancy, occupation, preoccupancy, trespass; deforcement, disfurnishment, dispossession, ejection, stripping


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