Detention synonyms and antonyms

dĭ-tĕn'shən

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The act of detaining in legal custody:
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The practice of requiring a student to repeat a class or a year of school because of insufficient educational progress to advance.
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The state or act of hindering something
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Any significant restraint or control over a person’s freedom to ensure his or her presence at a hearing or trial in a criminal action.
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Lying-in, time of giving birth
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The condition of being detained; detention
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Anything preventing the making of a legal contract, esp. of a marriage contract
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Liberation is defined as being set free, or obtaining equal rights.
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A confinement in a place, especially a prison.
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Quarantine is the place where someone or something is kept separate from others in case or because of a contagious illness.
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The period of time during which one is delayed.
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(Uncountable) control or caution; reserve
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The definition of a release is a letting go, setting free or relief.
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The departure from electrical neutrality at a point, or in a region, as by the accumulation, or deficit, of electrical particles: more electrons than normal produce a negative charge; fewer, a positive charge
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Each of the parts or divisions of a jail or prison
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(Hurling) The usual means of restarting play after a foul is committed, where the non-offending team restarts from where the foul was committed.
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A thing to hold or hold on by
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Freedom is defined as the state of being free, independent, without restrictions, or release from prison.
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Find another word for detention. In this page you can discover 28 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for detention, like: incarceration, arrest, retention, hindrance, custody, confinement, detainment, internment, impediment, liberation and imprisonment.