Detainer Definition

dĭ-tānər
noun
A person or thing that detains.
Webster's New World
The unlawful withholding of land or goods from the rightful owner.
Webster's New World
A writ for continuing to hold a person already in custody.
Webster's New World
The detention of a person without the person's consent.
Webster's New World
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.
Webster's New World Law
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other
The illegal holding of real property by a formerly lawful tenant beyond the date of legal possession, as in the holdover of a lease.
Webster's New World Law

Other Word Forms of Detainer

Noun

Singular:
detainer
Plural:
detainers

Origin of Detainer

  • From detain +‎ -er.

    From Wiktionary

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