[ UK /dɪtˈeɪnmənt/ ]
a state of being confined (usually for a short time)
he is in the custody of police
his detention was politically motivated
the prisoner is on hold
How To Use detainment In A Sentence
- Due to scientific advances in DNA, there is now the opportunity to minimise the detainment of an innocent person.
- Arun Jaitley, a leader of the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party, condemned the detainment of Mr. Hazare on Indian television channel NDTV. Anti-Corruption Activist Hazare Arrested
- Having poleaxed the thug, she sauntered off, leaving the detail of his detainment to two remarkably civic-minded passers-by.