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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Detainment \De*tain"ment\, n. [Cf. OF. detenement.]
Detention. [R.] --Blackstone.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: a state of being confined (usually for a short time); "his
detention was politically motivated"; "the prisoner is on
hold"; "he is in the custody of police" [syn: detention,
detainment, hold, custody]
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