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detentionnoun [C/U]

us   /dɪˈten·tʃən/
the act or condition of being officially forced to stay in a place: [U] He claimed that his detention by the authorities was unlawful.
Detention is also a punishment in which a student must remain in school for a short time after classes have ended for the day.
(Definition of detention from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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