Definition of Prison term
1. Noun. The period of time a prisoner is imprisoned. "He is doing time in the county jail"
Generic synonyms: Term
Specialized synonyms: Hard Time, Life, Life Sentence
Derivative terms: Sentence
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Literary usage of Prison term
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Detained in China and Tibet: A Directory of Political and Religious Prisoners by Robin Munro, Mickey Spiegel, Asia Watch Committee (U.S.) (1994)
"... arrested between September and December 1990, was sentenced to a three-year prison term and was presumably released upon its completion. ..."
2. Dear Comrades: Menshevik Reports on the Bolshevik Revolution and the Civil War by Vladimir N. Brovkin (1991)
"But what is it that changes for us, when, upon completion of our prison term, we receive not freedom, but exile in the Siberian tundra, ..."
3. Political Prisoners in Tibet by Asia Watch Committee (U.S.), Human Rights Watch (Organization, Human Rights Watch (Organization), Tibet Information Network (1992)
"According to earlier reports, Sonam Gyalpo received a three-year prison term. 26. THUPTEN-2 (Thub-bstan), about 20; born in Medro Gongkar; arrested March 6, ..."
4. Freedom of Religion in China by Asia Watch Committee (U.S.), Asia Watch Committee (1992)
"3-year prison term at the Third Provincial Prison in Yuxian, near Zhengzhou in Henan. He reportedly objected to abortion and birth control. Father. ..."
5. Prison Conditions in Egypt by Middle East Watch (Organization, Middle East Watch (Organization) (1993)
"General prisons may serve one or several provinces, known in Egypt as governorates.6 These facilities hold prisoners sentenced to a prison term, ..."