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hold

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to cause to be later or slower than expected or desired

to keep in custody

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I see you are a thoroughly good fellow, and will detain you no longer.
Upon the whole, the justice first of all told me very courteously I was discharged; that he was very sorry that the mercer's man should in his eager pursuit have so little discretion as to take up an innocent person for a guilty person; that if he had not been so unjust as to detain me afterward, he believed I would have forgiven the first affront; that, however, it was not in his power to award me any reparation for anything, other than by openly reproving them, which he should do; but he supposed I would apply to such methods as the law directed; in the meantime he would bind him over.
Don't let me detain you, sir; I stand in need of no assistance, I thank you.
13) Of particular interest to the law enforcement community is Article 36 of the Vienna Convention, which outlines certain obligations law enforcement officers have to notify consular officials when they arrest or otherwise significantly detain a foreign national.
As is typical of high-ranking officials in the Bush administration, Gonzalez was not inclined to defend the constitutional basis for the president's assumed power to detain Padilla without trial.
While the President as commander in chief certainly has the right to capture and detain enemy soldiers and irregulars, nowhere does he get the blanket authority to do whatever he wants, including detaining U.
Promoting themselves as patriots protecting American jobs and defending national security, particularly in a post-9/11 context, the camouflage-clad vigilantes routinely stop groups of migrants at gunpoint, demand to know their immigration status, order them to the ground, and detain them until Border Patrol agents arrive.
Among other things, the anti-terrorism bill gives law enforcement officials the power to survey and detain people suspected of terrorist activity.
But they could also intimidate youth through their mere presence, hassle them on the streets, detain them, and--less openly--employ physical force.
Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the ACLJ brief concludes: "Hamdi's detention is pursuant to the President's well-established authority to detain an enemy combatant during wartime.
In the meantime, in Hebron district, the Israeli forces raided al-Fawwar refugee camp to the South of the city, where they proceeded to detain a local Palestinian after breaking into and ransacking his house.
According to Syddyk Filiz, a lawyer representing the police officers, the orders to detain the officers were issued on charges of forming an armed terrorist organization, being members of the organization, being involved in the organization's activities, engaging in military and political spying and attempting to stage a coup to destroy the Turkish Republic and hinder its activities.
Bush signs the USA PATRIOT Act, which gives broad powers to conduct searches, use electronic surveillance, and detain suspected terrorists.