nondetention

detention

[dih-ten-shuhn]
noun
1.
the act of detaining.
2.
the state of being detained.
3.
maintenance of a person in custody or confinement, especially while awaiting a court decision.
4.
the withholding of what belongs to or is claimed by another.
adjective
5.
of or pertaining to detention or used to detain: the detention room of a police station.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English < Latin dētentiōn- (stem of dētentiō), equivalent to dētent(us) detained (past participle of dētinēre; see detain) + -iōn- -ion

nondetention, noun
predetention, noun
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detention (dɪˈtɛnʃən)
 
n
1.  the act of detaining or state of being detained
2.  a.  custody or confinement, esp of a suspect awaiting trial
 b.  (as modifier): a detention order
3.  a form of punishment in which a pupil is detained after school
4.  the withholding of something belonging to or claimed by another
 
[C16: from Latin dētentiō a keeping back; see detain]

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detention
mid-15c., from M.Fr. detention, from L.L. detentionem (nom. detentio), from L. detinere (see detain). Sense of "confinement" first used c.1570 in reference to Mary Queen of Scots. In reference to school punishment, recorded from 1882.
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