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detentionnoun

uk   us   /dɪˈten.ʃən/
[U] the act of officially detaining someone: Concern has been expressed about the death in detention of a number of political prisoners. [C or U] a form of punishment in which children are made to stay at school for a short time after classes have ended: She's had four detentions this term.
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