The withholding of property from its rightful owner.
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.
A person or thing that detains.
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.
The illegal holding of real property by a formerly lawful tenant beyond the date of legal possession, as in the holdover of a lease.
Origin of detainer
- From detain + -er.