Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Used in detaining, as intruding insects; seizing and holding.

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Examples

  • Soweto murder and robbery unit; Eugene de Kock, currently serving several life sentences; Soweto Molaba, of the former SAP detentive services; Norman Lemmer, investigating officer on some MUDF linked cases and Adv Van Vuuren, former deputy attorney-general of the former Transvaal province.

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