detainer
de·tain·er /di-'tā-nər/ n [Anglo-French detenoure, from detenir to restrain, detain, from Old French, from Latin detinere]
1: the act of keeping something in one's possession; specif: unlawful detainer
2: detention in custody
3: a notification sent by a prosecutor, judge, or other official advising a prison official that a prisoner is wanted to answer criminal charges and requesting continued detention of the prisoner or notification of the prisoner's impending release compare extradition

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

detainer
noun detainment, illegal custody, illegal detention, illegal restraint, illegal withholding, unlawful detention, unlawful restriction, unlawful retention, wrongful impoundment, wrongful keeping

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


detainer
n.
(1) Preventing a person from possessing property or goods that he or she owns rightfully.
(2) A request filed by a criminal justice agency asking a correctional institution to hold a prisoner for the agency or to notify the agency when the prisoner is about to be released.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


detainer
n. The act of keeping a person or thing in one's custody or possession; an order authorizing a prison to continue holding a prisoner beyond his or her release date, typically while proceedings are commenced in another jurisdiction.
@ unlawful detainer
The illegal holding of real property by a formerly lawful tenant beyond the date of legal possession, as in the holdover of a lease.
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Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


detainer
The act (or the juridical fact) of withholding from a lawfully entitled person the possession of land or goods, or the restraint of a person's personal liberty against his or her will; detention.
The wrongful keeping of a person's goods is called an unlawful detainer although the original taking may have been lawful.
A request filed by a criminal justice agency with the institution in which a prisoner is incarcerated asking the institution either to hold the prisoner for the agency or to notify the agency when release of the prisoner is imminent.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


detainer
The act (or the juridical fact) of withholding from a lawfully entitled person the possession of land or goods, or the restraint of a person's personal liberty against his or her will; detention.
 
The wrongful keeping of a person's goods is called an unlawful detainer although the original taking may have been lawful.
 
A request filed by a criminal justice agency with the institution in which a prisoner is incarcerated asking the institution either to hold the prisoner for the agency or to notify the agency when release of the prisoner is imminent.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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