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prisoner

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EtymologyEdit

From Old French prisonier

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NounEdit

prisoner (plural prisoners)

  1. A person incarcerated in a prison, while on trial or serving a sentence.
  2. Any person held against their will.
    • 1915, Emerson Hough, The Purchase Price, Ch.I:
      Captain Edward Carlisle, soldier as he was, martinet as he was, felt a curious sensation of helplessness seize upon him as he met her steady gaze, her alluring smile ; he could not tell what this prisoner might do.

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NounEdit

prisoner (plural prisoners)

  1. prisoner