detainment detainment

Definition(s):

  • (n) a state of being confined (usually for a short time)

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Usage(s):

  1. Keneally's main concern is with the trials of Alan Sheriff, a refugee at a bleak detainment camp in a nation that is plainly Australia.
  2. In addition, the resolution provides $50 million for a fund to educate the public about the detainment program and a controversial $1.

News

  1. Pennington on public intoxication arrest: 'I made a mistake'

    Saline County Sheriff Bruce Pennington says he takes full responsibility for an error in judgment Saturday night that led to his arrest on two misdemeanor charges and a brief detainment by the Benton Police Department.
    on July 2, 2013     Source: Benton Courier

  2. Managing An Empowered Work Force In China

    The question on everybody's mind regarding Chip Starnes's six-day detainment, is "How could the Chinese government let this happen?"
    on July 1, 2013     Source: Forbes

Quotes

  1. "Their unjustified detainment is exactly why Cuba needs change now," Gutierrez, a Cuban-American and co-chair of the White House Commission for Assistance to a Free Cuba, said in a statement. "The Cuban people deserve an end to these...
    on Nov 1, 2007 By: Carlos Gutierrez Source: Guardian Unlimited

  2. White House Press Secretary Dana Perino said the US is "troubled by the reports of harassment, detainment, and arrests of opposition candidates and campaign workers in the lead up to the elections, as well as the allegations that large numbers of...
    on Apr 9, 2008 By: Dana Perino Source: RTT News

  3. "I will not tolerate illegal activity, immigration or otherwise, among our state contractors," Blunt said. "I commend our Housekeeping Manager Vernon Morris, whose keen attention ultimately led to the detainment of suspected illegal workers....
    on Mar 6, 2007 By: Matt Blunt Source: MyFox Saint Louis

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