[ UK /dɪtˈe‍ɪnmənt/ ]
  1. 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
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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.
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