How to Pronounce detain?

Correct pronunciation for the word "detain" is [dɪtˈe͡ɪn], [dɪtˈe‍ɪn], [d_ɪ_t_ˈeɪ_n].

"Detain" in context

Detention is the act of detaining someone without trial or incarceration. It typically involves confinement for a period of time. Detainees may be held in various settings such as at an immigration facility, a juvenile hall, a prison, or a military base.

In law enforcement, detention is used to hold suspects while they are being investigated. Depending on the severity of the charges, detainment can range from a few hours to months or even years. The length of detainment depends on the length of the investigation, the type of charge, and the availability of resources.


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