prisoner

[ priz-uh-ner, priz-ner ]
/ ˈprɪz ə nər, ˈprɪz nər /

noun

a person who is confined in prison or kept in custody, especially as the result of legal process.
a person or thing that is deprived of liberty or kept in restraint.

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Origin of prisoner

1300–50; Middle English <Anglo-French. See prison, -er2
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British Dictionary definitions for prisoner

prisoner
/ (ˈprɪzənə) /

noun

a person deprived of liberty and kept in prison or some other form of custody as a punishment for a crime, while awaiting trial, or for some other reason
a person confined by any of various restraintswe are all prisoners of time
take no prisoners informal to be uncompromising and resolute in one's actions
take someone prisoner to capture and hold someone as a prisoner, esp as a prisoner of war
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