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detainment

[ dih-teyn-muhnt ]
/ dɪˈteɪn mənt /
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noun
the condition of being under restraint or in custody; imprisonment: Participants also risk arrest and possible detainment in an already overflowing jail.
the condition of being delayed or kept from proceeding: We were finally allowed to cross the border after six hours of detainment.
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