Detainer meaning

dĭ-tānər
The withholding of property from its rightful owner.
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The holding of a person in custody, especially under a writ authorizing continued custody for the purposes of making the person available to other authorities to answer other charges.
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A person or thing that detains.
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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.
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The illegal holding of real property by a formerly lawful tenant beyond the date of legal possession, as in the holdover of a lease.
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(law) The right to keep a person, or a person's goods or property, against his will. A type of custody.
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One who detains.
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Origin of detainer

  • From detain +‎ -er.

    From Wiktionary