Definition of Detain

  • (v. t.) To keep back or from; to withhold.
  • (v. t.) To restrain from proceeding; to stay or stop; to delay; as, we were detained by an accident.
  • (v. t.) To hold or keep in custody.
  • (n.) Detention.

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