Definitions for detention centre

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bullpen, detention cell, detention centre(noun)

    a large cell where prisoners (people awaiting trial or sentence or refugees or illegal immigrants) are confined together temporarily


  1. detention centre(Noun)

    A facility in which people are detained (held in custody); a jail.

  2. detention centre(Noun)

    An immigration detention facility; a facility in which people who have attempted to enter Australia without prior authorisation are detained, pending a decision on whether they are to be accepted as refugees or returned to their country of origin.

  3. detention centre(Noun)

    A concentration camp.

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