Definition of preventive detention in English:

preventive detention

Syllabification: pre·ven·tive de·ten·tion


  • The imprisonment of a person with the aim of preventing them from committing further offenses or of maintaining public order.
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    • The Supreme Court of Canada has upheld the constitutionality of provisions authorizing preventive detention for the purpose of protecting public safety.
    • That option is administrative detention, also known as preventive detention, or internment.
    • The right of appeal is critical to any preventive detention policy, especially for U.S. citizen detainees.

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