detention centre

detention centre
detention centre NOUN an institution where people, especially refugees and people awaiting trial, are detained.

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  • detention centre — detention centres N COUNT A detention centre is a sort of prison, for example a place where people who have entered a country illegally are kept while a decision is made about what to do with them. (in AM, use detention center) …   English dictionary

  • detention centre — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms detention centre : singular detention centre plural detention centres 1) a place where people who have come into a country without permission are kept while the government decides whether they can stay 2) a… …   English dictionary

  • detention centre — de tention .centre BrE detention center AmE n a prison, often for a particular type of person …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • detention centre — BrE detention center AmE noun (C) a place where young people who have done something illegal are kept, because they are too young to go to prison …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • detention centre — noun a large cell where prisoners (people awaiting trial or sentence or refugees or illegal immigrants) are confined together temporarily • Syn: ↑bullpen, ↑detention cell • Hypernyms: ↑cell, ↑jail cell, ↑prison cell …   Useful english dictionary

  • detention centre — noun an institution where people, in particular refugees and people awaiting trial, are detained for short periods …   English new terms dictionary

  • detention centre — /dəˈtɛnʃən sɛntə/ (say duh tenshuhn sentuh) noun an institution for holding people in custody, as one used to confine illegal immigrants, or certain categories of criminal offenders …  

  • Villawood Immigration Detention Centre — (IDC) is an Australian immigration detention facility located in the suburb of Villawood in Sydney, Australia. The purpose of the facility, according to The Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs, is to mainly accommodate over… …   Wikipedia

  • Maribyrnong Immigration Detention Centre — is an Australian immigration detention facility in Maribyrnong, Victoria. Originally opened in 1966, as the Maribyrnong Migrant Hostel, then the Midway (Migrant) Hostel in the late 1960s and now based within a part of Victoria University s campus …   Wikipedia

  • Toronto West Detention Centre — Infobox Prison prison name = Toronto West Detention Centre location = 111 Disco Rd, Toronto, Ontario coordinates = status = Operational classification = Maximum capacity = 631 opened = 1970s closed = managed by = Ministry of Community Safety and… …   Wikipedia

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