Definitions of prisoner

  1. a person who is confined; especially a prisoner of war Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. One who is confined in a prison. Newage Dictionary DB
  3. A person under arrest, or in custody, whether in prison or not; a person held in involuntary restraint; a captive; as, a prisoner at the bar of a court. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. One who is under arrest or on trial; one who is confined in a jail or prison; any one held against his will; a soldier captured by the enemy in war; a captive. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. One arrested or confined in prison: a captive. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. A captive. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. A captive; one held in custody. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. One confined in a prison; a person under arrest. Prisoner's base, see Prison-base. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. One who is confined in a prison; a captive; one whose liberty is restrained. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10. One who is deprived of his liberty; one who is against his will kept in confinement or custody. A person restrained of his liberty upon any action, civil or criminal, or upon comuiand- rnent. Cowell. A person ou trial for crime. "The prisoner at the bar." The jurors are told to "look upon the prisoner." The court, after passing sentence, gives orders to "remove the prisoner." See Hairston v Com., 97 Va. 754, 32 S. E. 797; Royce v. Salt Lake City, 15 Utah, 401. 49 Pac. 290. thelawdictionary.org
  11. Person kept in prison; p. at the bar, person in custody on criminal charge& on trial; p. of state, state p., (confined for political reasons); (also p. of war) one who has been captured in war; take (person) p., seize& hold as p.; (fig.) am a p. (confined by illness &c.) to my room or chair, made her hand a p. (secured it); prisoners\' bars, base, game played by two parties of boys &c., each occupying distinct base or home. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  12. n. One who is under arrest or in custody ; one who is confined in a prison or jail ;--one taken in war ; a captive;-due whose liberty is restrained. Cabinet Dictionary

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