(?), n. [L. detentio: cf. F. dtention. See Detain.] 1. The act of detaining or keeping back; a withholding.
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2. The state of being detained (stopped or hindered); delay from necessity.
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3. Confinement; restraint; custody.
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The archduke Philip . . . found himself in a sort of honorable detention at Henry's court.
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