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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.
asked Arobin, seeking to detain her, the maid having left the room.
Army forces were able to detain the car that contained two Kalashnikovs, another gun, ammunition, drugs and military gear.
They also stormed the family houses of Suhayb Ramadan, a Customs Police officer, and Odai al-Saifi, a National Security Forces officer, seeking to detain them.
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.
The man was reportedly detained after the Delta Air Lines flight on which two armed marshals were forced to detain a second male passenger found rummaging through passenger luggage.
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.