De*tach"ment (?), n. [Cf. F. d'etachement.]


The act of detaching or separating, or the state of being detached.


That which is detached; especially, a body of troops or part of a fleet sent from the main body on special service.

Troops . . . widely scattered in little detachments. Bancroft.


Abstraction from worldly objects; renunciation.

A trial which would have demanded of him a most heroic faith and the detachment of a saint. J. H. Newman.


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