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n. Law
1. The withholding of property from its rightful owner.
2. The holding of a person in custody, especially under a writ authorizing continued custody for the purposes of making the person available to other authorities to answer other charges.


1. (Law) the wrongful withholding of the property of another person
2. (Law)
a. the detention of a person in custody
b. a writ authorizing the further detention of a person already in custody
[C17: from Anglo-French detener (n), from detener to detain]


(dɪˈteɪ nər)

1. a writ for the further detention of a person already in custody.
2. the wrongful withholding of what belongs to another.
[1610–20; < Anglo-French detener (n. use of infinitive), variant of Old French detenir]
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Nobody else went to the expense of lodging a detainer, trusting to our holding him fast enough, I warrant you.
I still look round, from time to time, sir,' said Mr Rugg, cheerfully, 'to see whether any lingering Detainers are accumulating at the gate.
Every single detainer that they have asked us for" has been honored.
Consultant shall ensure that Unlawful Detainer Lawsuits are served and proof of service is filed in the applicable court.
San Francisco had received an ICE request, called a detainer, to hold Lopez-Sanchez, but detainers are unconstitutional; a person can't be held without charge just for ICE's convenience.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agents arrived and issued a detainer to secure Mr.
The range of criminal justice sentinel events encompasses "near miss" and "good catch" cases where a warrant or detainer was discovered by luck at the last minute.
It is so because now the Riker's will honor ICE detainer only if (1) ICE provides a judicial warrant as to probable cause, and (2) the individual in question has been convicted of a violent or serious felony within the last five years, or is a possible match on the terrorist watch list.
The detainer is a request to hold the patient until he or she can be taken into custody by ICE.
However, there is evidence to suggest that ICE often exceeds the authority granted by Congress and uses the detainer procedure illegally.
A bill that would have allowed local law enforcement to disregard some federal detainer requests, known as the Trust Act, recently emerged from the California legislature (http://www.
One of them is anabolic effect that uses anabolism (growth cell) and the other one is androgenic-effect which influences on evolution and detainer of manly features.