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detainee

[dih-tey-nee, dee-tey-nee] /dɪˈteɪ ni, ˌdi teɪˈni/
noun
1.
a person held in custody, especially for a political offense or for questioning.
Origin of detainee
1925-1930
1925-30; detain + -ee
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  • Whether this object has been attained or not is judged by the life and habits of the detainee on discharge.

    The Vagrancy Problem. William Harbutt Dawson
Word Origin and History for detainee
n.

1928, from detain + -ee.

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