Definitions of "detainer"
  1. The process of maintaining possession of an object or item
  2. The act of keeping an individual under restriction or confinement
  3. The process where an authoritative figure informs a prison official that a prisoner is required for criminal charges, asking for the prisoner's continued confinement or notice of the prisoner's upcoming release
How to use "detainer" in a sentence
  1. The detainer was issued by the court to retain the accused in police custody till the next hearing.
  2. Following the judicial process, a detainer was set on the property until the dispute was legally resolved.
  3. The local authorities set a detainer on the inmate until the foreign jurisdiction sends an official notification for his extradition.

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