Origin of detainer
Examples from the Web for detainer
It also helps if your party opponent is seriously flawed (as Joe Miller, detainer of pesky journalists, proved himself to be).
They also have original jurisdiction in forcible entry and detainer proceedings.The Philippines Past and Present (Volume 2 of 2)|Dean Conant Worcester
A complaint must be made and the cause of detainer submitted to a judge before the writ can go.Atrocious Judges|John Campbell, Baron Campbell
What a daily loss this detainer must have been to the proprietors!Early Western Travels, 1748-1846, Volume XII|William Faux
A detainer signifies a writ, by means of which a prisoner, once arrested, may be detained at the suit of any other creditor.Ten Thousand a-Year (Vol. 2)|Samuel Warren
As for the detainer against me, I was obliged to go through the court for the relief of insolvent debtors.The Fatal Boots|William Makepeace Thackeray
- the detention of a person in custody
- a writ authorizing the further detention of a person already in custody
Word Origin for detainer
"one who detains," 1530s, agent noun from detain. As a legal term, "a detaining in one's possession," from 1610s, from Anglo-French detener, from Old French detenir (noun use of infinitive).