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definition of the word prison

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From Old French prisoun (French: prison).

Singular
prison

Plural
countable and uncountable; plural prisons

prison (countable and uncountable; plural prisons)

  1. A place of long-term confinement for those convicted of serious crimes.
    The cold stone walls of the prison had stood for over a century.
  2. (uncountable) Confinement in a prison.
    Prison was a harrowing experience for him.
  3. (colloquial) Any restrictive environment, such as a harsh academy or home.
    The academy was a prison for many of its students because of its strict teachers.


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