Detention

Definition of Detention

De`ten´tion
n.1.The act of detaining or keeping back; a withholding.
2.The state of being detained (stopped or hindered); delay from necessity.
3.Confinement; restraint; custody.
The archduke Philip . . . found himself in a sort of honorable detention at Henry's court.
- Hallam.

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