detainee

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detain +‎ -ee

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detainee (plural detainees)

  1. Someone who is detained, especially in custody or confinement.
    • 2013, Anthony Gregory, The Power of Habeas Corpus in America: From the King's Prerogative to the War on Terror, page 74:
      Louis Louaillier, a U.S. citizen, journalist, and assemblymember, wrote in his local newspaper, The Louisiana Courier, that detainees should go to a civil judge...

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