detainee

[dih-tey-nee, dee-tey-nee]
noun
a person held in custody, especially for a political offense or for questioning.

Origin:
1925–30; detain + -ee

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detain (dɪˈteɪn)
 
vb
1.  to delay; hold back; stop
2.  to confine or hold in custody; restrain
3.  archaic to retain or withhold
 
[C15: from Old French detenir, from Latin dētinēre to hold off, keep back, from de- + tenēre to hold]
 
de'tainable
 
adj
 
detainee
 
n
 
de'tainment
 
n

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Example sentences
Other forms included the detainee being fastened in a groove upon a table on
  his or her back.
Yet no one in the administration ever told the commission of the existence of
  videotapes of detainee interrogations.
If a detainee so much as raises his head, he is threatened or clobbered.
He begins to doubt this description, but his bosses are convinced that the
  detainee is withholding vital information.
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