(?), n. [Cf. F. dtachement.] 1. The act of detaching or separating, or the state of being detached.
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2. That which is detached; especially, a body of troops or part of a fleet sent from the main body on special service.
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Troops . . . widely scattered in little detachments.
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3. Abstraction from worldly objects; renunciation.
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A trial which would have demanded of him a most heroic faith and the detachment of a saint.
J. H. Newman.
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