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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Detain  \De*tain"\  (d[-e]*t[=a]n"),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p. 
  {Detained};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Detaining}.]  [F.  d['e]tenir,  L. 
  detinere  detentum  de  +  tenere  to  hold  See  {Tenable}.] 
  1.  To  keep  back  or  from  to  withhold. 
 
  Detain  not  the  wages  of  the  hireling.  --Jer.  Taylor. 
 
  2.  To  restrain  from  proceeding;  to  stay  or  stop;  to  delay; 
  as  we  were  detained  by  an  accident. 
 
  Let  us  detain  thee,  until  we  shall  have  made  ready  a 
  kid  for  thee.  --Judges  xiii. 
  15. 
 
  3.  To  hold  or  keep  in  custody. 
 
  Syn:  To  withhold;  retain;  stop;  stay;  arrest;  check;  retard; 
  delay;  hinder. 




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