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detainee (dee" tay NEE, di TAY nee) (s) (noun), detainees (pl)
1. A person held temporarily or for a short time in custody or confinement.
2. Someone who is held in custody prior to a trial or a legal hearing.
3. To hold temporarily, usually in an emergency.
4. In the military, a term used to refer to anyone who is captured or otherwise captured by an armed force.
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