Origin of detention
Examples from the Web for detention
He then escaped from his detention and arrived on Tverskaya Avenue to join his supporters.
After two nights in detention, he was scheduled to be deported back to Turkey on Monday.
Perhaps the guards at the Guantanamo Bay detention facilities will finally be allowed to smoke cubans, too.
But on Monday, when he was scheduled to appear in court, KSM was back in his detention site.
On Sunday afternoon both Babinets and Dimitriyev were released after several hours of detention.Putin’s Favorite Acolyte Terrorizes Human Rights Activists|Anna Nemtsova|December 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Julian, irritated by the whole circumstances of his detention, answered the Justice's interrogation in rather a lofty tone.Peveril of the Peak|Sir Walter Scott
There were several upon the road, and once, only fifty miles from home, there was a detention of four hours.Ethelyn's Mistake|Mary Jane Holmes
Slugger and Nappy were sent to a detention camp in the South; and that for the time being was the last the Rovers heard of them.The Rover Boys Under Canvas|Arthur M. Winfield
Three followed him, and they all drew the fiat for detention; the fifth called was Stuart Lane.
In this reply the reason for the detention of the fugitives leaked out.The Swedish Revolution Under Gustavus Vasa|Paul Barron Watson
British Dictionary definitions for detention
- custody or confinement, esp of a suspect awaiting trial
- (as modifier)a detention order
Word Origin for detention
Word Origin and History for detention
mid-15c., from Middle French détention (13c.), from Late Latin detentionem (nominative detentio), noun of action from past participle stem of Latin detinere (see detain). Sense of "confinement" used by 1570s (in reference to Mary Queen of Scots). In reference to school punishment, recorded from 1882.