Detain

Definition of Detain

De`tain´   Pronunciation: dė`tān´
v. t.1.To keep back or from; to withhold.
[imp. & p. p. Detained ; p. pr. & vb. n. Detaining.]
Detain not the wages of the hireling.
- Jer. Taylor.
2.To restrain from proceeding; to stay or stop; to delay; as, we were detained by an accident.
Let us detain thee, until we shall have made ready a kid for thee.
- Judges xiii. 15.
3.To hold or keep in custody.
n.1.Detention.

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