- prismatic compass,
- prismatic layer,
- prismatic telescope,
- prison camp,
- prison fever,
- prison psychosis,
- prison rustic work,
Origin of prison
Examples from the Web for prison
Policemen on the show joke about prison riots, bomb threats, and the shooting of unarmed civilians.'Babylon' Review: The Dumb Lives of Trigger-Happy Cops|Melissa Leon|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
When Chérif got out of prison, he worked at the fish counter of a supermarket.
There was a lot of prison fiction from movies and books to mine.‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS|Marlow Stern|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
You get these high-profile people that go into prison, and the staff abuse their authority.
If nobody on the outside will send Teresa money, should she learn a prison hustle?
Toward the end of the hundred hours Jackson, the prison doctor, examined my physical condition several times.The Jacket (The Star-Rover)|Jack London
He hated being shut up too, and showed amazing cleverness in escaping from prison.The Animal Story Book|Various
I was looking for Aryaka, in all the excitement about his escape from prison.The Little Clay Cart|(Attributed To) King Shudraka
In one prison he found a cell so narrow and noisome that the poor wretch who inhabited it begged as a mercy for hanging.History of the English People, Volume VIII (of 8)|John Richard Green
What else could I do than call in a police officer to take her away to prison?Hot corn: Life Scenes in New York Illustrated|Solon Robinson
Word Origin for prison
early 12c., from Old French prisoun "captivity, imprisonment; prison; prisoner, captive" (11c., Modern French prison), altered (by influence of pris "taken;" see prize (n.2)) from earlier preson, from Vulgar Latin *presionem, from Latin prensionem (nominative prensio), shortening of prehensionem (nominative *prehensio) "a taking," noun of action from past participle stem of prehendere "to take" (see prehensile). "Captivity," hence by extension "a place for captives," the main modern sense.
"to imprison," early 14c., from prison (n.) or Old French prisoner (v.). Related: Prisoned; prisoning.