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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

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

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

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

I like to help kids, work with kids in detention homes. Don't tell a kid what's right and wrong. He knows what's right and wrong. Find out what his attitude and his aptitude are; try to help him where he wants to go.
Evel Knievel

Long before, and fully independent of, anything Congress did, President Obama made clear that he was going to preserve the indefinite detention system at Guantanamo even once he closed the camp. President Obama fully embraced indefinite detention - the defining injustice of Guantanamo - as his own policy.
Glenn Greenwald
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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