Prisoner : Definition


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Definitions of Prisoner

Pronunciation : Pris"on*er
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [F. prisonnier.]
Definition : 1. One who is confined in a prison. Piers Plowman.

2. A person under arrest, or in custody, whether in prison or not; a person held in involuntary restraint; a captive; as, a prisoner at the bar of a court. Bouvier. Prisoner of Hope thou art, -- look up and sing. Keble. Prisoner's base. See Base, n., 24.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913


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