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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)...
- maximum (ADX) prison is a "control-unit" prison, or a unit within prisons, which represents the most secure levels of custody in the prison systems of certain...
- Prison Break is an American serial drama television series created by Paul Scheuring for Fox. The series revolves around two brothers, Lincoln Burrows...
- Prison Playbook (Korean: 슬기로운 감빵생활; Hanja: 슬기로운 監房生活; RR: Seulgiroun Gamppangsaenghwal; lit. Wise Prison Life) is a 2017 South Korean television series...
- commission of felony and other offenses. The United States has the largest prison po****tion in the world, and the highest per-capita incarceration rate....
- 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...
- Newgate Prison was a prison at the corner of Newgate Street and Old Bailey Street just inside the City of London, England, originally at the site of Newgate...
- The Stanford prison experiment (SPE) was a role-play and simulation, held at Stanford University in the summer of 1971. It was intended to examine the...
- 52111; 13.18528 Spandau Prison was located in the borough of Spandau in western Berlin. It was originally a military prison, but became a proto-concentration...
- 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...