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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A prisoner serving a life sentence.
  • n. One who makes a career in one of the armed forces.
  • n. Informal Slang A right-to-lifer.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A prisoner sentenced to life in prison.
  • n. A person who makes a career in the military.
  • n. A bird species seen for the first time by a birder who is keeping a list of all the birds he or she has seen in their life time.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who receives or has received a sentence of penal servitude for life.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a prisoner serving a term of life imprisonment

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