Meaning of “detainee” in the English Dictionary

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"detainee" in American English

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detaineenoun [ C ]

us /dɪˌteɪˈni/

someone kept in prison, esp. for political reasons:

Less than half the detainees with lawyers have been given a trial date.

(Definition of “detainee” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)