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Definition of Detention

Detention

  1. The act of detaining or keeping back; a withholding.
  2. The state of being detained (stopped or hindered); delay from necessity.
  3. Confinement; restraint; custody.

Detention Quotations

And I see the - you know, when I go to the juvenile detention centers and prisons, I see people who can't read now. And I know that when they leave those prisons and those detention centers, they're not going to be able to make it in our society.
Walter Dean Myers

Police in China can do whatever they want; after 81 days in arbitrary detention you clearly realise that they don't have to obey their own laws. In a society like this there is no negotiation, no discussion, except to tell you that power can crush you any time they want - not only you, your whole family and all people like you.
Ai Weiwei

One of the things that concerns me is the lack of adult supervision, and more specifically, caring adult supervision, at various reform schools and juvenile detention centers. I think there's a kind of Darwinian brutality that can run rampant when kids are given power, and if you're on the wrong end of the pecking order, things can be very scary.
Adam Rapp

Sending Paris Hilton to jail for being the most loathed celeprosy lesion in the history of the species seems like a happening idea at first - forty-five days at Century Regional Detention Center is so the new thirty days at Promises Malibu! But it sets a dangerous precedent to jail celebs just because someone hates them.
Rob Sheffield

The United States has tried for years to live down President Franklin D. Roosevelt's order during World War II to move Japanese-Americans on the West Coast to inland detention camps on grounds that they might be disloyal.
Helen Thomas
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Detention Translations

detention in Dutch is arrestatie, aanhouding
detention in German is Festnahme, Arrest {m}, Vorenthaltung
detention in Italian is arresto, detenzione
detention in Norwegian is arrest, forvaring
detention in Swedish is kvarsittning
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