Definition of detainee in English:


Syllabification: de·tain·ee
Pronunciation: /dēˌtāˈnē
, diˌtāˈnē


A person held in custody, especially for political reasons.
More 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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