Definition of Prison. Meaning of Prison. Synonyms of Prison

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Definition of Prison

Prison
Prison Pris"on, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Prisoned; p. pr. & vb. n. Prisoning.] 1. To imprison; to shut up in, or as in, a prison; to confine; to restrain from liberty. The prisoned eagle dies for rage. --Sir W. Scott. His true respect will prison false desire. --Shak. 2. To bind (together); to enchain. [Obs.] Sir William Crispyn with the duke was led Together prisoned. --Robert of Brunne.
Prison
Prison Pris"on (?; 277), n. [F., fr. L. prehensio, prensio, a seizing, arresting, fr. prehendre, prendere, to lay hold of, to seize. See Prehensile, and cf. Prize, n., Misprision.] 1. A place where persons are confined, or restrained of personal liberty; hence, a place or state o? confinement, restraint, or safe custody. Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise thy name. --Ps. cxlii. 7. The tyrant [AE]olus, . . . With power imperial, curbs the struggling winds, And sounding tempests in dark prisons binds. --Dryden. 2. Specifically, a building for the safe custody or confinement of criminals and others committed by lawful authority. Prison bars, or Prison base. See Base, n., 24. Prison breach. (Law) See Note under 3d Escape, n., 4. Prison house, a prison. --Shak. Prison ship (Naut.), a ship fitted up for the confinement of prisoners. Prison van, a carriage in which prisoners are conveyed to and from prison.

Meaning of Prison from wikipedia

- A prison, also known as a correctional facility, jail, gaol (dated, British and Australian English), penitentiary (American English), detention center...
- maximum (ADX) prison is a "control-unit" prison, or a unit within prisons, which represent the most secure levels of custody in the prison systems of certain...
- The Stanford Prison Experiment (SPE) was a social psychology experiment that attempted to investigate the psychological effects of perceived power, focusing...
- Prison ****uality (or prison **** or penitentiary ****) consists of ****ual relationships between prisoners or between a prisoner and a prison employee or...
- Prison Break is an American television serial drama created by Paul Scheuring for Fox. The series revolves around two brothers, Lincoln Burrows (Dominic...
- private prison, or for-profit prison, is a place where people are imprisoned by a third party that is contracted by a government agency. Private prison companies...
- List of prisons in the United Kingdom is a list of all 150 current and a number of historical prisons in England and Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland...
- Prison officer is one term for a uniformed official, responsible for the supervision, safety, and security of prisoners in a prison, jail, or similar...
- 52°31′16″N 13°11′07″E / 52.52111°N 13.18528°E / 52.52111; 13.18528 Spandau Prison was located in the borough of Spandau in western Berlin. It was constructed...
- A prison cell, also known as a jail cell, is a small room in a prison or police station where a prisoner is held. Cells greatly vary by their furnishings...
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