Definition of Prisoner

1. Noun. A person who is confined; especially a prisoner of war.

Definition of Prisoner

1. n. One who is confined in a prison.

Definition of Prisoner

1. Noun. A person incarcerated in a prison, while on trial or serving a sentence. ¹

2. Noun. (figuratively) Any person held against his or her will. ¹

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Definition of Prisoner

1. one that is imprisoned [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Prisoner

prison cell
prison cells
prison chaplain
prison chaser
prison chasers
prison farm
prison gang
prison gangs
prison guard
prison guards
prison house
prison labor
prison term
prisoner (current term)
prisoner's base
prisoner of war
prisoner of war camp
prisoner of war censorship
prisoners of war

Literary usage of Prisoner

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Law Reports by James Redfoord Bulwer (1872)
"There was no doubt that the shot by which the prosecutor was injured was fired by the prisoner. On the prosecutor calling out on being struck, ..."

2. The American Boys Handy Book by Daniel Carter Beard (1890)
"After taking this position the prisoner was gently pushed down into a sitting ... As soon as the prisoner assumes an upright position he can free himself ..."

3. Commentaries on the Laws of England by Herbert Broom, Edward Alfred Hadley, William Wait, William Blackstone (1875)
"3, in a prosecution for treason, the same rule of requiring two witnesses is again enforced; with this addition, that the confession of the prisoner, ..."

4. The American and English Encyclopedia of Law by David Shephard Garland, John Houston Merrill, Charles Frederic Williams, Thomas Johnson Michie (1889)
"—The prisoner had kept an account with certain bankers for more than three years. ... About two hours afterwards the prisoner sent a letter to the bank ..."

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