Definition of Detenue
1. a female prisoner [n -S] - See also: prisoner
Lexicographical Neighbors of Detenue
Literary usage of Detenue
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Treatise on the Law of Partnership by Theophilus Parsons (1870)
"It has been held, in this country, that detenue may be maintained by a ... Indeed detenue is almost wholly disused. And the remedies of equity are so ..."
2. The Court Rolls of the Honor of Clitheroe in the County of Lancaster by Clitheroe, Eng. (Honour), William Farrer (1897)
"... detenue of a measure of barley, called " le peck," value xxd. The said Thomas was acquitted. Thomas Clerke complains against Richard ..."
3. Year Books of the Reign of King Edward the Third by Alfred John Horwood, Luke Owen Pike (1896)
"ne mye • detenue, et Pole. ... issu sur la detenue. ... there is in the margin 1 The words of the marginal note subsequent to detenue are from 25184 alone. ..."