detained

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Detain \De*tain"\ (d[-e]*t[=a]n"), verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Detained}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Detaining}.] [F. d['e]tenir, L. detinere, detentum; de + tenere to hold. See {Tenable}.]

1. To keep back or from; to withhold.

Detain not the wages of the hireling. --Jer. Taylor.

2. To restrain from proceeding; to stay or stop; to delay; as, we were detained by an accident.

Let us detain thee, until we shall have made ready a kid for thee. --Judges xiii. 15.

3. To hold or keep in custody.

Syn: To withhold; retain; stop; stay; arrest; check; retard; delay; hinder.


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