detainee

[ dih-tey-nee, dee-tey-nee ]
/ dɪˈteɪ ni, ˌdi teɪˈni /

noun

a person held in custody, especially for a political offense or for questioning.

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Origin of detainee

First recorded in 1925–30; detain + -ee
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