It also helps if your party opponent is seriously flawed (as Joe Miller, detainer of pesky journalists, proved himself to be).
A detainer signifies a writ, by means of which a prisoner, once arrested, may be detained at the suit of any other creditor.
These suits usually took the shape of trespass and forcible entry and detainer.
A complaint must be made and the cause of detainer submitted to a judge before the writ can go.
The first words in his argument were: "It is incumbent on me to justify the detainer of the negro."
What a daily loss this detainer must have been to the proprietors!
His first words were: 'It is incumbent on me to justify Captain Knowles's detainer of the negro.'
A resolution highly commended by a lawyer then in the yard, who declared Mr Tow-wouse might justify the detainer.
Peter lodged a detainer against the change, as he wanted his hair cut and a box of vegetable pills—so he said.
As for the detainer against me, I was obliged to go through the court for the relief of insolvent debtors.