detention definition

  • noun:
    • The work of detaining.
    • hawaii or a period of being detained, especially:
    • A period of temporary custody while waiting for trial.
    • a time period of confinement to a detention home.
    • a kind of discipline through which a student was created to stay after regular school hours.
    • A forced or punitive delay.
    • The act of detaining or the state of being detained.
    • a short-term condition of custody or confinement, particularly of a prisoner waiting for test, or of a student becoming penalized.
    • The act of detaining or keeping right back; a withholding.
    • their state of being detained (ended or hindered); delay from requirement.
    • Confinement; restraint; custody.
    • The act of detaining or maintaining back; a withholding or maintaining of exactly what belongs to or is claimed by another.
    • their state of being detained or held straight back; discipline; confinement.
    • Forced stoppage; hindrance; delay from requirement or on account of hurdles.
    • a state to be restricted (usually for a few days)
    • a punishment where students must stay in school after others went house

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