detainer


noun Law.

  1. a writ for the further detention of a person already in custody.
  2. the wrongful detaining or withholding of what belongs to another.

noun law

  1. the wrongful withholding of the property of another person
    1. the detention of a person in custody
    2. a writ authorizing the further detention of a person already in custody
n.

“one who detains,” 1530s, agent noun from detain. As a legal term, “a detaining in one’s possession,” from 1610s, from Anglo-French detener, from Old French detenir (noun use of infinitive).

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