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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

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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...
- The Stanford Prison Experiment (SPE) was a social psychology experiment that attempted to investigate the psychological effects of perceived power, focusing...
- 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...
- An open prison (open jail) is any jail in which the prisoners are trusted to serve their sentences with minimal supervision and perimeter security and...
- A debtors' prison is a prison for people who are unable to pay debt. Through the mid 19th century, debtors' prisons (usually similar in form to locked...
- Prison tattooing is the practice of creating and displaying tattoos in a prison environment. Present-day American and Russian prisoners may convey gang...
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