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 jail or gaol (dated, standard English, Australian, and historically in Canada), penitentiary (American English and Canadian English)...
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- The Stanford prison experiment (SPE) was designed to examine the effects of situational variables on parti****nts' reactions and behaviors in a two-w****...
- A prison officer or corrections officer is a uniformed criminal justice official responsible for the custody, supervision, safety, and regulation of prisoners...
- Her Majesty's Prison Belmarsh is a Category-A men's prison in Thamesmead, south-east London, England. The prison is used in high-profile cases, particularly...
- Prison is a prison in Guangdong province of China. It is situated in Shaoguan. It is a prison with an area of more than 1000 km2. [1] List of prisons...
- Prison camp may refer to: Internment (concentration camp or internment camp) Federal prison camp, low-security facility among those on list of U.S. federal...
- 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...