a state of being confined (usually for a short time);
"his detention was politically motivated"
"the prisoner is on hold"
"he is in the custody of police"
- So their arrival or left should make me no sadness and no detainment.
- After that, she refused the detainment of her tutor and came back to serve our country.
- There have been occasional reports that some people in detainment had sustained severe wounds or even died.