detention cell


detention cell
small room for the confinement of prisoners or detainees

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • detention cell — index jail Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • detention cell — noun a large cell where prisoners (people awaiting trial or sentence or refugees or illegal immigrants) are confined together temporarily • Syn: ↑bullpen, ↑detention centre • Hypernyms: ↑cell, ↑jail cell, ↑prison cell …   Useful english dictionary

  • detention centre — noun a large cell where prisoners (people awaiting trial or sentence or refugees or illegal immigrants) are confined together temporarily • Syn: ↑bullpen, ↑detention cell • Hypernyms: ↑cell, ↑jail cell, ↑prison cell …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Detention of suspects — is the process of keeping a person who has been arrested in a police cell, prison or other detention centre before trial or sentencing.Detention before chargeTreatment in detentionEngland and WalesThe treatment of suspects held in detention is… …   Wikipedia

  • cell — Synonyms and related words: POW camp, Photronic cell, adytum, animal cell, apartment, ashram, bastille, bioplast, black hole, booth, borstal, borstal institution, box, bridewell, brig, bunch, cabal, cadre, camarilla, cavity, cellular tissue,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Detention of a suspect — The detention of suspects is the process of keeping a person who has been arrested in a police cell, remand prison or other detention centre before trial or sentencing. One criticism of pretrial detention is that eventual acquittal can be a… …   Wikipedia

  • detention — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ arbitrary ▪ Opponents of the regime had been subject to arbitrary detention. ▪ pretrial ▪ indefinite ▪ If found guilty, she could face indefinite detention …   Collocations dictionary

  • Detention of Maria Lourdes Afiuni — Judge María Lourdes Afiuni Mora is a Venezuelan who was 46 years old as of April 2010[1] and had served as a judge for eight years; she was head of the 31st Control Court of Caracas. In 2009 she was arrested on charges of corruption after… …   Wikipedia

  • detention lock —   n.    a lock designed for securing a cell or other area in a prison or jail …   Locksmith dictionary


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