detainer

[ dih-tey-ner ]

nounLaw.
  1. a writ for the further detention of a person already in custody.

  2. the wrongful detaining or withholding of what belongs to another.

Origin of detainer

1
1610–20; <Anglo-French detener (noun use of infinitive), variant of Old French detenir;see detain

Other words from detainer

  • pre·de·tain·er, noun

Words Nearby detainer

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British Dictionary definitions for detainer

detainer

/ (dɪˈteɪnə) /


nounlaw
  1. the wrongful withholding of the property of another person

    • the detention of a person in custody

    • a writ authorizing the further detention of a person already in custody

Origin of detainer

1
C17: from Anglo-French detener (n), from detener to detain

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