Detainment
Detainment De*tain"ment, n. [Cf. OF. detenement.] Detention. [R.] --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]

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  • detainment — index check (bar), constraint (imprisonment), constraint (restriction), delay, detainer, detention …   Law dictionary

  • detainment — detain ► VERB 1) keep from proceeding; delay. 2) keep in official custody. DERIVATIVES detainer noun detainment noun. ORIGIN Latin detinere keep back …   English terms dictionary

  • detainment — noun see detain …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • detainment — See detain. * * * …   Universalium

  • detainment — noun The condition of being detained; detention …   Wiktionary

  • detainment — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The condition or fact of being made late or slow: delay, holdup, lag, retardation. See HELP, TIME …   English dictionary for students

  • detainment — n. detention, act of keeping in custody, confinement …   English contemporary dictionary

  • detainment — de·tain·ment …   English syllables

  • detainment — Act of detaining. This term is used in policies of marine insurance, in the clause relating to arrests, restraints, and detainments. The last two words are construed as equivalents, each meaning the effect of superior force operating directly on… …   Black's law dictionary

  • detainment — Act of detaining. This term is used in policies of marine insurance, in the clause relating to arrests, restraints, and detainments. The last two words are construed as equivalents, each meaning the effect of superior force operating directly on… …   Black's law dictionary

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