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compound2 an enclosed or fenced detention area. [1/2 definitions]
detention of, concerning, or used for detention, as a place or a time period. [1/3 definitions]
false arrest the illegal restraint or detention of a person by another who claims to have legal authority, usu. a police officer.
false imprisonment any illegal detention or confinement, usu. the result of false arrest.
guardhouse a structure used by guard personnel as a headquarters or temporary detention area.
guardroom a room used for the detention of military prisoners. [1/2 definitions]
habeas corpus in law, a writ calling for a detained person to be brought before a court, designed to insure against unlawful detention or imprisonment.
writ of habeas corpus a legal order calling for a detained person to be brought before a court, designed to insure against unlawful detention or imprisonment.