Definition of Detention:

  1. Confinement of a person, usually in a police station or prison, for investigation or prevention of escape before a trial begins. See also custody.

Synonyms of Detention

Afterthought, Apprehension, Arrest, Arrestation, Arrestment, Bind, Block, Blockage, Blocking, Bureaucratic delay, Captivity, Check, Clogging, Close arrest, Closing up, Closure, Confinement, Constriction, Cramp, Custody, Deceleration, Delay, Delayage, Delayed reaction, Detainment, Double take, Drag, Dragging, Durance, Durance vile, Duress, Ease-off, Ease-up, Fixation, Flagging, Foot-dragging, Halt, Hampering, Hang-up, Hindering, Hindrance, Holdback, Holdup, House arrest, Immuration, Immurement, Impediment, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhibition, Interference, Interim, Internment, Interruption, Jailing, Jam, Lag, Lagging, Let, Letdown, Letup, Logjam, Minus acceleration, Moratorium, Nab, Negativism, Nuisance value, Obstruction, Obstructionism, Occlusion, Opposition, Paperasserie, Pause, Pickup, Pinch, Red tape, Red-tapeism, Red-tapery, Repression, Reprieve, Resistance, Respite, Restraint, Restriction, Retardance, Retardation, Retardment, Setback, Slack-up, Slackening, Slow-up, Slowdown, Slowing, Slowing down, Slowness, Slowup, Squeeze, Stay, Stay of execution, Stop, Stoppage, Stranglehold, Stricture, Suppression, Suspension, Term of imprisonment, Tie-up, Time lag, Wait

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