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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A person held in custody or confinement: a political detainee.

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  • n. someone who is detained, especially in custody or confinement

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. some held in custody

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