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prismoidal
Prismy
Prison
Prison bars
Prison base
Prison breach
prison camp
prison cell
prison chaplain
prison farm
PRISON GARMENTS
prison guard
prison house
Prison limits
prison term
Prison van
Prison yard
PRISON, SPIRITS IN
Prison-base
prison-breaking
Prison-house
PRISON; PRISONER
prisonbreak
Prisoned
Prisoner
prisoner of conscience
prisoner of war
prisoner of war branch camp

Prison ship definitions

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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.




 


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