Definition of Prisons
1. Noun. (plural of prison) ¹
2. Verb. (third-person singular of prison) ¹
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Definition of Prisons
1. prison [v] - See also: prison
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Prisons
Literary usage of Prisons
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Annual Report by Correctional Association of New York (1870)
"The following account of French prisons is compiled from several journals ... These are distributed in 27 central [convict] prisons (19 male and 8 female), ..."
2. Bulletin of the New York Public Library by New York Public Library (1911)
"SDD prisons (Scotland). Copy of rules for prisons in Scotland settled and approved by ... *SDD Convict prisons. Copy of all standing orders and instructions ..."
3. The Lancet (1898)
"THE prisons BUI which has pasted the first reading in the House of Commons is designed to make certain amendments as a preliminary to their general ..."
4. Index of Economic Material in Documents of the States of the United States by Adelaide Rosalia Hasse (1908)
"Recommendation re. inspection and discipline of prisons. ... Rept. on whether best interests of state require continuance of comrs. of prisons. 2 pp. ..."
5. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"The labor in Mexican prisons is industrial, not penal, and in theory at least the ... prisons in Norway may be divided into two principal classes, ..."
6. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"prisons. A prison is a place of confinement or of involuntary restraint for the ... There are detention prisons for persons awaiting trial and confinement; ..."
7. The Social Welfare Forum: Official Proceedings [of The] Annual Meeting by Conference of Charities and Correction (U.S.), National Conference on Social Welfare, American Social Science Association, National Conference of Social Work (U.S.) (1898)
"European prisons differ in different countries and in the same country as much as prisons in different States and in the same State in the United States. ..."
8. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"The object of prisons originally, both among the Hebrews end the Romans, was merely the ... in 6) decrees: "Although it is known that prisons were specially ..."