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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a prisoner serving a term of life imprisonment

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1827 1. a person sentenced to imprisonment for life 2. a person who makes a career of one of the armed forces 3. a person who has made a lifelong commitment (as to a way of life)

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. sl. a person serving a life sentence.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(lifers) A lifer is a criminal who has been given a life sentence. (INFORMAL) N-COUNT

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POW, cageling, captive, chain gang, con, convict, detenu, ex-convict, gaolbird, internee, jailbird, parolee, political prisoner, prisoner, prisoner of war, stir bird, ticket-of-leave man, ticket-of-leaver, trusty



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