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EtymologyEdit

From Old French prison, from Latin prehensiōnem, accusative singular of prehensiō, from the verb prehendō.

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prison ‎(countable and uncountable, plural prisons)

  1. A place or institution of confinement, especially of long-term confinement for those convicted of serious crimes or otherwise considered undesirable by the government.
    The cold stone walls of the prison had stood for over a century.
  2. (uncountable) Confinement in prison.
    Prison was a harrowing experience for him.
  3. (colloquial) Any restrictive environment, such as a harsh academy or home.
    The academy was a prison for many of its students because of its strict teachers.

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prison ‎(third-person singular simple present prisons, present participle prisoning, simple past and past participle prisoned)

  1. (transitive) To imprison.

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  • prison at OneLook Dictionary Search

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French prison, inherited from Latin prehensiō, prehensiōnem, from prehendō. Doublet of préhension.

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prison f ‎(plural prisons)

  1. prison

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EtymologyEdit

From Old French prison, from Latin prehensiō, prehensiōnem ‎(seizing, apprehending, arresting, capturing).

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prison f ‎(plural prisons)

  1. (Jersey) prison

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin prehensiō, prehensiōnem, from prehendō.

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prison f ‎(oblique plural prisons, nominative singular prison, nominative plural prisons)

  1. prison
    • circa 1200, author unknown, Aucassin et Nicolette
      Por vos sui en prison mis
      dans ce celier sousterin
      For you, I have been put in this prison
      in this underground cellar

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prison m ‎(oblique plural prisons, nominative singular prisons, nominative plural prison)

  1. prisoner

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