American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A place for the confinement of persons in lawful detention, especially persons convicted of crimes.
- n. A place or condition of confinement or forcible restraint.
- n. A state of imprisonment or captivity.
- v. To confine in or as if in a prison; imprison.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A place of confinement or involuntary restraint; especially, a public building for the confinement or safe custody of criminals and others committed by process of law; a jail.
- n. A prisoner.
- n. A public prison or penitentiary.
- To shut up in a prison; restrain from liberty; imprison, literally or figuratively.
- n. A place of long-term confinement for those convicted of serious crimes, or otherwise considered undesirable by the government.
- n. uncountable Confinement in a prison.
- n. colloquial Any restrictive environment, such as a harsh academy or home.
- v. transitive to imprison
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A place where persons are confined, or restrained of personal liberty; hence, a place or state o� confinement, restraint, or safe custody.
- n. Specifically, a building for the safe custody or confinement of criminals and others committed by lawful authority.
- v. To imprison; to shut up in, or as in, a prison; to confine; to restrain from liberty.
- v. obsolete To bind (together); to enchain.
- n. a prisonlike situation; a place of seeming confinement
- n. a correctional institution where persons are confined while on trial or for punishment
- From Old French prison, from Latin prehensionem, accusative singular of prehensio, from prehendō (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old French, alteration (influenced by Old French pris, taken) of Latin prēnsiō, prēnsiōn-, a seizing, from *prehēnsiō, from prehēnsus, past participle of prehendere, to seize. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“Frank Ostrowski, who spent 23 years in prison, is now seeking bail.”
“Jon Jackson, Khadr's lead defense lawyer, argued that Khadr's mistreatment in prison is relevant to the sentence he should serve, even if it didn't invalidate Khadr's confessions.”
“But Khadr's treatment in prison is undoubtedly a mitigating factor in sentencing as well.”
“Since then, the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation has built a new death chamber and changed how the execution team at San Quentin prison is selected and trained.”
“The number of blacks in prison is an at all-time high; one in six black men is unemployed; many of the manufacturing jobs that guaranteed a middle-class lifestyle to high school graduates in the East and Midwest have moved to China, India or Vietnam.”
“The second thing from which a child suffers in prison is hunger.”
“So what term of years in prison is “fair” given his set of non-theoretical circumstances?”
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