period of detention


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  • detention — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ arbitrary ▪ Opponents of the regime had been subject to arbitrary detention. ▪ pretrial ▪ indefinite ▪ If found guilty, she could face indefinite detention …   Collocations dictionary

  • Detention basin — A detention basin is a stormwater management facility installed on, or adjacent to, tributaries of rivers, streams, lakes or bays that is designed to protect against flooding and, in some cases, downstream erosion by storing water for a limited… …   Wikipedia

  • detention — de·ten·tion n 1: the act or fact of detaining or holding back; esp: a holding in custody 2: the state of being detained; esp: a period of temporary custody prior to a trial or hearing see also preventive detention Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of… …   Law dictionary

  • Detention — may refer to: Detention (2003 film) Detention (2011 film) Detention, a form of punishment used in schools Detention (Cold Case episode), Episode 58 (Series 3, Episode 12) of the CBS TV drama Cold Case Detention basin, an artificial flow control… …   Wikipedia

  • Detention of a suspect — The detention of suspects is the process of keeping a person who has been arrested in a police cell, remand prison or other detention centre before trial or sentencing. One criticism of pretrial detention is that eventual acquittal can be a… …   Wikipedia

  • DETENTION — In the Bible The Torah does not recognize the use of imprisonment as a punishment for criminal offenses (see imprisonment ), but it explicitly mentions the placing of a person in detention as part of the procedure of making a legal determination… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • detention — noun Etymology: Middle English detencion, from Anglo French or Latin; Anglo French, from Latin detention , detentio, from detinēre to detain Date: 15th century 1. the act or fact of detaining or holding back; especially a holding in custody 2.… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • detention basin — an area that holds water for a limited period as a spillover from a larger basin to prevent flooding. All the water contained in the basin is released a short period of time. Not usually a fish habitat, cf. retention basin …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • detention in a reformatory — A punishment or measure of prevention where a juvenile offender is sentenced to be sent to a reformatory school, to be there detained for a certain period of time …   Black's law dictionary

  • detention in a reformatory — A punishment or measure of prevention where a juvenile offender is sentenced to be sent to a reformatory school, to be there detained for a certain period of time …   Black's law dictionary