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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...
- The Stanford prison experiment (SPE) was a social psychology experiment that attempted to investigate the psychological effects of perceived power, focusing...
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- Prison Break is an American television serial drama created by Paul Scheuring for Fox. The series revolves around two brothers, Lincoln Burrows (Dominic...
- Majesty's Prison Belmarsh is a Category A men's prison in Thamesmead, south-east London, England. It is run by Her Majesty's Prison Service. Belmarsh Prison was...
- 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...
- HM Prison Foston Hall is a women's closed category prison and Young Offenders Institution, located in the village of Foston in Derbyshire, England. The...
- Prison overcrowding is a social phenomenon occurring when the demand for space in prisons in a jurisdiction exceeds the capacity for prisoners. The issues...
- 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...
- 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...
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