Definition of Detention
the act of being kept somewhere for a period of time, especially as a punishment
Examples of Detention in a sentence
Because he was late for school three times, the student was kept in after-school detention to make up the time.
A detention center was set-up to hold all of the illegal immigrants who had yet to be processed for return to their home countries.
The troubled teen faced a detention hearing where the court decided that he would have to spend 90 days in a juvenile jail.
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