Noun(1) a state of being confined (usually for a short time(2) a punishment in which a student must stay at school after others have gone home
(1) Thousands are being held at huge detention camps set up by US forces around Baghdad.(2) one of the effects of police detention is isolation from friends and family(3) He was sentenced to periods of detention in a Young Offenders' Institution.(4) to be in detention(5) His army medical records note that immediately after his arrest he was examined and found to be fit for detention .(6) The effect of the original bill would also have been to allow house arrest and detention without trial.(7) Then I turned my back on him and wouldn't talk to him for the rest of the detention .(8) The detention of all mandatory life prisoners in open conditions is subject to automatic review.(9) The adjudicator surmises that if the appellant were in detention the police would not be searching for him.(10) They also will be given notice of the basis for their detention , officials said.(11) Surely measures short of detention should be tried first and detention should be regarded as the last resort.(12) She has in my view made up a story of arrest and detention between May and September 1999.(13) His detention in custody beyond his criminal sentences has gone on long enough.(14) Firstly, if a person is not currently in detention , they can be detained at any time.(15) he has made students fear after-school detention(16) she got detention for not having her books
1. custody ::
3. confinement ::
4. incarceration ::
7. captivity ::
8. arrest ::
9. house arrest ::
10. quarantine ::
11. punishment ::
12. discipline ::
1. discharge ::
2. release ::
Different Formsdetention, detentions
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