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detainer

noun

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1 the state of being held in lawful custody
  • keep him in detainer for at least 72 hours

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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

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The first known use of detainer was in 1619

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“Detainer.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/detainer. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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