Translation of detention in Spanish:

detention

detención, n.

Pronunciation /dəˈtɛn(t)ʃ(ə)n//dɪˈtɛnʃ(ə)n/

noun

  • 1

    (in custody)
    detención feminine
    he spent three weeks in detention estuvo detenido tres semanas
    • before noun detention order orden de arresto
    • detention without charge detención sin cargos
    • The effect of the original bill would also have been to allow house arrest and detention without trial.
    • The detention of all mandatory life prisoners in open conditions is subject to automatic review.
    • His detention in custody beyond his criminal sentences has gone on long enough.
    • Police and security forces continued to deny the arrest and detention.
    • Firstly, if a person is not currently in detention, they can be detained at any time.
    • They faced pass laws that restricted travel, constant harassment by government officials and police, arrests and detentions.
    • I have accepted that the appellant was detained and assaulted whilst in detention.
    • He was sentenced to periods of detention in a Young Offenders' Institution.
    • Surely measures short of detention should be tried first and detention should be regarded as the last resort.
    • In two circumstances, however, the custody officer may authorise continued detention.
    • Rivkin was serving the first weekend of a nine month periodic detention sentence.
    • The appellant was not under arrest or detention at the time the question was asked.
    • She has in my view made up a story of arrest and detention between May and September 1999.
    • It looks at the increase in detentions, imprisonment and police infiltration - as well as those who have been fighting back.
    • Thousands are being held at huge detention camps set up by US forces around Baghdad.
    • With a history of military service and labour detention camps, these provisions are not surprising.
    • That would obviously not be a rational justification for doubting the evidence of the arrest and detention.
    • His army medical records note that immediately after his arrest he was examined and found to be fit for detention.
    • They also will be given notice of the basis for their detention, officials said.
    • The adjudicator surmises that if the appellant were in detention the police would not be searching for him.
  • 2

    School
    to be in detention estar castigado
    • the teacher gave him detention / (British also) a detention el profesor lo dejó castigado después de clase
    • Making students go for detentions was the standard punishment for a failure of a test.
    • Fergusson Intermediate pupils say the school has threatened to dish out detentions if they are caught hugging each other, a move many feel is heavy-handed.
    • News of the detentions provoked outrage among school students, teachers and school administrators.
    • Then I turned my back on him and wouldn't talk to him for the rest of the detention.
    • The entirety of last week had been spent with her in hour long after school detentions.
    • I don't know what I wanted to accomplish, but what I did get out of it was a week of after school detentions from Mrs. K.
    • After class, Mrs. Barry assigned us both detentions for the next day, after school.
    • I was put on constant after-school detentions to catch up on ALL the work I'd not done or refused to do.
    • We get detentions and suspensions for dilly-dallying like that, why shouldn't teachers?
    • It took forever for me to convince my parents to let me go, no help from the few suspensions and many detentions.
    • Ava sighed, ‘I'll be back by dinner, I think detentions only go for an hour or something, love you.’
    • It suggests children should not be allowed in playgrounds until they behave better and advises that Saturday detentions are a more effective sanction than keeping a child back after school.
    • Her advice ends up being to score herself and Zeke both an hour's detention after school.
    • Of course, teachers responded to his pranks and high jinks with wrath and hours of detention.
    • I had told her all about the horrid way he spoke to us innocent students, the way he punished Colleen with eight detentions, the way he hit people with the ruler when they gave the wrong answer.
    • She could barely handle being in class with him for the fifty minute periods but now she had to be in there for two hour detentions as well.
    • In some areas officials have warned teachers against detentions, while in others headteachers have been told to seek parental permission first.
    • At the end of every week at least one of us always had to stay after school for detention.
    • My three detentions went mostly like this, one hour each.
    • In the end, the detentions didn't wind up being the worst punishment.