A person held in custody, especially for political reasons: all political detainees were freed in August
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.
Definition of detainee in:
- The US English dictionary