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at His/Her Majesty's pleasure

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Someone who is put in prison at His/Her Majesty's pleasure is kept there until it is officially decided that it is safe to release them: He was declared insane and ordered to be detained in a mental hospital at Her Majesty's pleasure.
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Translations of “at His/Her Majesty's pleasure”
in Chinese (Simplified) 留置, 坐牢…
in Chinese (Traditional) 留置, 坐牢…
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