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American English: /diˌteɪˈni/
, /dɪˌteɪˈni/
British English: /ˌdɪteɪˈniː/
, /ˌdiːteɪˈniː/

Translation of detainee in Spanish:


  • detenido, (-da) (masculine, feminine)
    a political detainee
    un preso político
    Example sentences
    • Members of the security forces torture, beat and otherwise abuse prisoners and detainees.
    • The reasons why detainees do not initially seek advice or later cancel a request are likely to be various.
    • The detainee and the detainer, they cannot deny their common past which they spent in the same boat.

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