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detainers

noun
plural of detainer

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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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“Detainers.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/detainers. Accessed 2 Oct. 2022.

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