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    detention - Dictionary definition and meaning for word detention

    (noun) a state of being confined (usually for a short time)
    Synonyms : custody , detainment , hold
    Example Sentence
    • his detention was politically motivated
    • the prisoner is on hold
    • he is in the custody of police
    (noun) a punishment in which a student must stay at school after others have gone home
    Example Sentence
    • the detention of tardy pupils

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text: Remember, heckling will get you detention.
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