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Definition of detained (Meaning of detained)
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Detain De*tain" (d[-e]*t[=a]n"), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
	     {Detained}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Detaining}.] [F. d['e]tenir, L.
	     detinere, detentum; de + tenere to hold. See {Tenable}.]
	     1. To keep back or from; to withhold.
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	              Detain not the wages of the hireling. --Jer. Taylor.
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	     2. To restrain from proceeding; to stay or stop; to delay;
	        as, we were detained by an accident.
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	              Let us detain thee, until we shall have made ready a
	              kid for thee.                         --Judges xiii.
	                                                    15.
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	     3. To hold or keep in custody.
	
	     Syn: To withhold; retain; stop; stay; arrest; check; retard;
	          delay; hinder.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
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