Definition of detainee noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

detainee

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌdiːteɪˈniː//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːteɪˈniː//
 
Prison
 
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a person who is kept in prison, usually because of his or her political opinions The detainee can make a formal complaint after release. See related entries: Prison
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: detainee