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Another word for detention

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Noun
  1. The state of being detained by legal authority

      1. A room in a hospital usually holding six or more patients.
      2. A division in a hospital for the care of a particular group of patients:
      3. A division of a city or town, especially an electoral district, for administrative and representative purposes.
      1. The control and care of a person or property, especially when granted by a court:
      2. The state of being detained or held under guard, especially by the police:
      1. The act of confining or the state of being confined.
      2. Lying-in.
      1. To impose a duty, responsibility, or obligation on:
      2. To instruct or urge authoritatively; command:
      3. To instruct (a jury) about the law, its application, and the weighing of evidence.
    See also:

    free

Another word for detention

Noun
  1. Enforced delay

  2. Restraint

      1. A condition, period of time, or place in which a person, animal, plant, vehicle, or amount of material suspected of carrying an infectious agent is kept in confinement or isolated in an effort to prevent disease from spreading.
      2. An action resulting in such a condition:
      3. An action to isolate another nation, such as a blockade of its ports or a severance of diplomatic or trade relations.
      1. The act of interning or confining, especially in wartime.
      2. The state of being interned; confinement.
      1. The control and care of a person or property, especially when granted by a court:
      2. The state of being detained or held under guard, especially by the police: