detainee


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de·tain·ee

 (dē′tā-nē′, dĭ-tā′-)
n.
A person held in custody or confinement: a political detainee.

de•tain•ee

(dɪˈteɪ ni, ˌdi teɪˈni)

n.
a person held in custody, esp. for a political offense or for questioning.
[1925–30]

detainee

A term used to refer to any person captured or otherwise detained by an armed force.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.detainee - some held in custody
captive, prisoner - a person who is confined; especially a prisoner of war

detainee

noun prisoner, captive, hostage, internee The detainee was held without charge.
Translations
الشَّخْص المَوْقوف
zadržená osoba
tilbageholdt
őrizetes
fangi
zadržaná osoba

detainee

[ˌdiːteɪˈniː] Ndetenido/a m/f

detainee

[ˌdiːteɪˈniː] ndétenu(e) m/f

detainee

nHäftling m

detainee

[ˌdiːteɪˈniː] ndetenuto/a

detain

(diˈtein) verb
1. to hold back and delay. I won't detain you – I can see you're in a hurry.
2. (of the police etc) to keep under guard. Three suspects were detained at the police station.
ˌdetaiˈnee noun
a person who is detained (by the police etc).
References in classic literature ?
Where, for the first time in many revolving years, the overwhelming pressure of pecuniary liabilities was not proclaimed, from day to day, by importune voices declining to vacate the passage; where there was no knocker on the door for any creditor to appeal to; where personal service of process was not required, and detainees were merely lodged at the gate
He was a partner in a house in some large way--spirits, or buttons, or wine, or blacking, or oatmeal, or woollen, or pork, or hooks and eyes, or iron, or treacle, or shoes, or something or other that was wanted for troops, or seamen, or somebody--and the house burst, and we being among the creditors, detainees were lodged on the part of the Crown in a scientific manner, and all the rest Of it.
The Israeli Central Court at Haifa rejected the petition filed by the Commission of Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs (CDA) on the behalf of the detainee Kareem Younis to allow lawyers' visits for him.
The PMO Detainee Operations Cell provides coordination and oversight of the Multinational Corps--Iraq detainee release program.
President Obama's Guantanamo Review Task Force has "unanimously" concluded that 48 detainees at Guantanamo should be detained indefinitely--in essence, a life sentence--without trial, including lifetime detention for some detainees who, the commission concluded, hadn't committed any crimes that "constitute a chargeable offense in either a federal court or military commission.
In theory, these "biscuit teams" would advise interrogators on how to develop a rapport with detainees, but in practice, things were less Dale Carnegie-esque.
He added that he was "not aware of anyone in the executive branch authorizing any transfer of a detainee in violation of that policy.
One detainee stated that when the detainees prayed, officers said things like, "Shut the fuck up
But Mira Loma, because of the backgrounds of its detainees, is a bit more flexible.
is an area where large numbers of individuals are carrying STDs, particularly among the county's jail detainee population.
After receiving a tip from an immigration lawyer, National Public Radio investigative reporter Daniel Zwerdling began a reporting odyssey that would lead to the end of the use of attack dogs on detainees at one prison, and highlight the scandal of a Jamaican man who died while being held in another.
PNN/ Ramallah/ Media and communication committee -- Commission of Detainees and Ex- Detainees Affairs (CDA) and Prisoners Society present the summary the tenth day of the collective hunger strike which was launched by Palestinian detainees in Israeli jails (freedom and Dignity strike).