détenir

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French detenir, borrowed from Latin detineō, detinēre, and adapted to the conjugation of tenir.

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Verb[edit]

détenir

  1. (law) to detain
  2. to possess, to have, to hold

Conjugation[edit]

This is a verb in a group of -ir verbs. All verbs ending in -tenir, such as contenir and retenir, are conjugated this way.

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