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de·ten·tion

 (dĭ-tĕn′shən)
n.
1. The act of detaining.
2. The state or a period of being detained, especially:
a. A period of temporary custody while awaiting trial.
b. A holding of a person in custody or confinement by authorities for political or military reasons.
c. A form of punishment by which a student is made to stay after regular school hours.

[Middle English detencioun, act of withholding, from Anglo-Norman, from Latin dētentiō, dētentiōn-, from dētentus, past participle of dētinēre, to detain; see detain.]

detention

(dɪˈtɛnʃən)
n
1. the act of detaining or state of being detained
2. (Law)
a. custody or confinement, esp of a suspect awaiting trial
b. (as modifier): a detention order.
3. (Education) a form of punishment in which a pupil is detained after school
4. the withholding of something belonging to or claimed by another
[C16: from Latin dētentiō a keeping back; see detain]

de•ten•tion

(dɪˈtɛn ʃən)

n.
1. the act of detaining or the state of being detained.
2. maintenance of a person in custody or confinement, as while awaiting a court decision.
3. the keeping of a student after school hours as a punishment.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin dētentiō=dēten-, variant s. of dētinēre (see detain) + -tiō -tion]

detention

Time spent by a student in school after classes, imposed as a punishment.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.detention - a state of being confined (usually for a short time)detention - a state of being confined (usually for a short time); "his detention was politically motivated"; "the prisoner is on hold"; "he is in the custody of police"
confinement - the state of being confined; "he was held in confinement"
2.detention - a punishment in which a student must stay at school after others have gone home; "the detention of tardy pupils"
penalisation, penalization, penalty, punishment - the act of punishing

detention

detention

noun
The state of being detained by legal authority:
Translations
حَجْزحَجْز، إحْتِجاز، تَوْقيف
vazbazadržení
detentionforvaringtilbageholdelse
vankeus
pritvor
varîhald
拘留
구류
aizturēšanaarests
kvarsittning
การควบคุมตัว
sự giam cầm

detention

[dɪˈtenʃən]
A. N [of criminal, spy] → detención f, arresto m; [of schoolchild] → castigo m
to get a detentionquedarse castigado después de clase
B. CPD detention centre, detention center (US) Ncentro m de detención
detention home N (US) → centro m de rehabilitación

detention

[dɪˈtɛnʃən] n
(= imprisonment) → détention f
to be held in detention → être en détention
(= school punishment) → retenue f, colle f
30 minutes' detention → trente minutes de colle, trente minutes de retenue
to get a detention → être collé(e)
to be in detention → être en retenue
to keep sb in detention → garder qn en retenuedetention centre (British) detention home (US) n (for illegal immigrants)centre m de rétention

detention

n
(= captivity)Haft f, → Gewahrsam m; (= act)Festnahme f; (Mil) → Arrest m; (Sch) → Nachsitzen nt; to give a pupil two hours’ detentioneinen Schüler zwei Stunden nachsitzen lassen; he’s in detention (Sch) → er sitzt nach
(= being held up, delayed)Verzögerung f, → Aufenthalt m

detention

[dɪˈtɛnʃn] n (of criminal, spy) → detenzione f; (of schoolchild) → punizione f (trattenendo l'alunno alla fine delle lezioni)

detention

(-ˈten-) noun
the state of being imprisoned. The criminals are in detention.

detention

حَجْز vazba tilbageholdelse Inhaftierung κράτηση arresto, detención vankeus détention pritvor detenzione 拘留 구류 detentie anholdelse areszt detenção арест kvarsittning การควบคุมตัว gözaltına alma sự giam cầm 拘留
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Hugh, deeming it possible that Barnaby was in the hands of the soldiers, and at that moment under detention at The Boot, was for advancing stealthily, and firing the house; but his companions, who objected to such rash measures unless they had a crowd at their backs, represented that if Barnaby were taken he had assuredly been removed to a stronger prison; they would never have dreamed of keeping him all night in a place so weak and open to attack.
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I am no longer surprised at my detention," murmured Dantes, "since my only protector is removed.
That is hardly possible," said Aramis, carried away by his feelings in spite of himself; "if you were really ignorant of the cause of your detention, you would be furious.
They promised, as usual, that the ship should never experience a moment's detention on their account, but, as usual, forgot their promise.