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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A person who is kept shut up or held as a captive.

Usage examples (36)
  • The prisoner was led from the court to the jail by the police officer.
  • Guatemala is a country where the term prisoner was unknown; it has not existed in 50 years.
  • Politicians still balk at the term prisoner swap though political sources say it's certainly an option.
  • We have what we call a prisoner transport center in Albuquerque. for more
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