DETAIN

Definition of DETAIN in Black's Law Dictionary 4th Edition – Legal dictionary – Glossary of legal terms.

Definition of DETAIN

To retain as the possession of personality. First Nat. Bank v. Yocom, 96 Or. 438, 189 P. 220, 221. To arrest, to check, to delay, to hinder, to hold, or keep in custody, to retard, to re strain from proceeding, to stay, to stop. People v. Smith, 17 Cal.App.2d 468, 62 P.2d 436, 438.

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