a writ for the further detention of a person already in custody.
the wrongful detaining or withholding of what belongs to another.
- pre·de·tain·er, noun
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How to use detainer in a sentence
San Diego Judge Robert Longstreth ruled in that separate unlawful detainer lawsuit earlier this month that HUD can evict the people living on the property as they are not paying a mortgage or rent, and they have no legal right to be there.Residents Illegally Living in Foreclosed Escondido Home Face Eviction | Tigist Layne | June 6, 2022 | Voice of San Diego
Lisa Halverstadt broke the news that lenders who facilitated the city’s downtown lease filed an unlawful detainer action on Tuesday, creating uncertainty for more than a dozen city departments and about 850 employees who work in the high rise.Morning Report: Lenders Move to Evict City From Civic Center Plaza | Voice of San Diego | July 28, 2021 | Voice of San Diego
Still, she expected the city will find ways to drag out its eviction case, including perhaps proposing to consolidate the unlawful detainer case with its recently filed legal actions.Civic Center Plaza Lenders File to Evict the City After Rent Non-Payment | Lisa Halverstadt | July 27, 2021 | Voice of San Diego
Even with the moratoriums in place, some evictions – or unlawful detainers – have been filed in court and could be an indication of the evictions on the horizon once the bans are lifted.Fearing Money Left on the Table, Officials Push Rental Assistance Program | Maya Srikrishnan | April 21, 2021 | Voice of San Diego
Immigration detainers are commonly used by immigration enforcement officials when someone without immigration status is in the custody of another law enforcement agency, like a county sheriff.Judge Bars Immigration Arrests at San Diego’s Federal Courthouse | Maya Srikrishnan | November 18, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
It also helps if your party opponent is seriously flawed (as Joe Miller, detainer of pesky journalists, proved himself to be).
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 first words in his argument were: "It is incumbent on me to justify the detainer of the negro."Charles Sumner; his Complete Works, v. 4-20 | Charles Sumner
A resolution highly commended by a lawyer then in the yard, who declared Mr Tow-wouse might justify the detainer.Joseph Andrews Vol. 1 | Henry Fielding
Peter lodged a detainer against the change, as he wanted his hair cut and a box of vegetable pills—so he said.
His first words were: 'It is incumbent on me to justify Captain Knowles's detainer of the negro.'Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 448 | Various
British Dictionary definitions for detainer
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
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