See also: détention
- (uncountable) The act of detaining or the state of being detained.
- (countable) A temporary state of custody or confinement, especially of a prisoner awaiting trial, or of a student being punished.
- (civil law) The bare physical control without the mental element of intention required for possession.
act or state
temporary custody or confinement
holding in one's control with no intention to possess
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Declension of detention