detainer[dē tān′ər, di-]
detainer definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- a person or thing that detains
Origin: Anglo-French detener, infinitive used as noun ; from Old French detenir: see detainLaw
- the unlawful withholding of land or goods from the rightful owner
- the detention of a person without the person's consent
- a writ for continuing to hold a person already in custody
detainer definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- A withholding from the rightful owner of property that has lawfully come into the possession of the current holder.
- The detention of a person, especially in custody.
- A writ authorizing the further detention of a person in custody, pending further action.
detainer - Legal Definition
The act of keeping a person or thing in one’s custody or possession; an order authorizing a prison to continue holding a prisoner beyond his or her release date, typically while proceedings are commenced in another jurisdiction.unlawful detainer
The illegal holding of real property by a formerly lawful tenant beyond the date of legal possession, as in the holdover of a lease.