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How to sign: 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";
Similiar / Same: custody, hold
How to sign: a punishment in which a student must stay at school after others have gone home
"the detention of tardy pupils";
Categories: penalisation, penalization, penalty, punishment