|English to English translations [PRO]|
|English term or phrase: detained vs. incarcerated|
|detained vs. incarcerated|
A person kept from goods or land/property to which s/he has a legal right; a person in a missing (detained) status if prevented from proceeding or restrained in custody for alleged violation of international law or other reason claimed by an organization or group under which the person is being held.
Restraining a person for some official purpose, by establishing control over the person.
The holding of a suspect without formal arrest during the investigation of her/his possible participation in a crime.
A person confined in prison, jail or penitentiary; synonymous with *imprisoned*.
(carcer = prison cell, prison)
I hope this answers your (not too clearly worded) question.
Note added at 2002-08-15 03:56:34 (GMT)
In addition, please see below the entries from Merriam-Webster and The American Heritage Dictionary:
Pronunciation: di-\'tAn, dE-
Function: transitive verb
Etymology: Middle English deteynen, from Middle French detenir, modification of Latin detinEre, from de- + tenEre to hold -- more at THIN
Date: 15th century
1 : to hold or keep in or as if in custody
2 : to restrain especially from proceeding
1: To keep from proceeding; delay or retard.
2: To keep in custody or temporary confinement: The police detained several suspects for questioning. The disruptive students were detained after school until their parents had been notified.
Function: transitive verb
Inflected Form(s): -at·ed; -at·ing
Etymology: Latin incarceratus, past participle of incarcerare, from in- + carcer prison
1 : to put in prison
2 : to subject to confinement
1: To put into jail.
2: To shut in; confine.
[Medieval Latin incarcerre, incarcert- : Latin in-, in; see in-2 + Latin carcer, prison.]
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|I agree 100% with both of you. Just needed a confirmation from you monolinguals...there was a difference in opinion in a Polish>English pair. I feel bad I can award points to just one answerer...so I go for ildiko. Hugo, I hope you forgive me; ildiko put so much effort into it...good sense of humor...not to mention a picture.:)|
Thank you both!
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detained= the person is in custody, surrounded by police officers
most of the times, awaiting a decision regarding its incarceration or not
incarcerated= the person is in jail
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