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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:
Detainer \De*tain"er\ (-[~e]r), n.
1. One who detains.
(a) The keeping possession of what belongs to another;
detention of what is another's, even though the
original taking may have been lawful. Forcible
detainer is indictable at common law.
(b) A writ authorizing the keeper of a prison to continue
to keep a person in custody.
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