detention
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /dɪˈtɛnʃən/
Noun

detention

  1. (uncountable) The act of detaining or the state of being detained.
  2. (countable) A temporary state of custody or confinement, especially of a prisoner awaiting trial, or of a student being punished.
  3. (civil law) The bare physical control without the mental element of intention required for possession.
Related terms Translations Translations
  • German: (school) Nachsitzen
  • Russian: содержа́ние под стра́жей
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