Origin of detention
OTHER WORDS FROM detentionnon·de·ten·tion, nounpre·de·ten·tion, noun
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How to use detention in a sentence
What’s happening is that the government is creating detention camps all over the country.Podcast: How a 135-year-old law lets India shutdown the internet|Anthony Green|September 2, 2020|MIT Technology Review
The government has provided limited information, and sometimes a family’s last known address is … a detention center.
For example, often the last known address provided was an immigration detention center.Border Report: The Lingering Trauma of Family Separation|Maya Srikrishnan|August 31, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Prosecutors appealed the case, triggering Szutowicz’s current detention.Poland’s LGBTQ activists confront growing crackdown|Kaela Roeder|August 14, 2020|Washington Blade
In the spring, Alma Migrante and other groups sued to improve safety in migrant detention facilities in Baja California.Border Report: One More Way the Pandemic Is Hurting Asylum-Seekers|Maya Srikrishnan|August 3, 2020|Voice of San Diego
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.
He is being held in pretrial detention in Baku and faces up to seven years in prison if convicted.
While in pre-trial detention, Krivov undertook two hunger strikes.
Perhaps the guards at the Guantanamo Bay detention facilities will finally be allowed to smoke cubans, too.
The cause of Haggard's mysterious detention in Rome, and of their own sudden flitting, became at once clear to her.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
This detention was very vexatious, for we were not only losing a fair wind, but lying in a very exposed situation.
By statute and order the Central Authority had authorised compulsory detention for four hours and the exaction of a task of work.
I raced upward along the same paths by which Prince Genner had led me to my own detention quarters.Valley of the Croen|Lee Tarbell
Our primary object in proposing detention is neither punishment nor imprisonment.
British Dictionary definitions for detention
- custody or confinement, esp of a suspect awaiting trial
- (as modifier)a detention order