prison
pris·on n: an institution usu. under state control for confinement of persons serving sentences for serious crimes compare house of correction, house of detention, jail, lockup, penitentiary

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

prison
I noun bastille, career, cell, facility, house of correction, house of detention, house of reform, incarceration facility, jail, penal colony, penal institution, penitentiary, prison house, reformatory associated concepts: prison term foreign phrases:
- Career ad homines custodlendos, non ad puniendos, dari debet. — A prison should be used for the custody of men, and not for their punishment
II index bondage, captivity, cell, constraint (imprisonment), detention, jail, penitentiary, reformatory

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


prison
n.
A jail or penitentiary; a building used to house convicted criminals.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


prison
a place where people are held in captivity, either pending trial or serving a sentence of imprisonment. Administration is in the hands of the Home Office and Prison Commissioners. There is an HM Inspector of Prisons. Prisons are run under prison regulations.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


prison
n.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


prison
A public building used for the confinement of people convicted of serious crimes.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


prison
A public building used for the confinement of people convicted of serious crimes.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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  • prison — [ prizɔ̃ ] n. f. • XIIe; prisun, prisum « prise, capture » 1080; lat. pop. °prensio, onis, class. prehensio, onis, de prehendere I ♦ Lieu de détention. 1 ♦ Établissement clos aménagé pour recevoir des délinquants condamnés à une peine privative… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Prison — de la Santé 14e arrondissement, Paris Une prison, centre de détention ou pénitencier[note 1] est un lieu d emprisonnement ; par extension, le terme pri …   Wikipédia en Français

  • prison — Prison, De Prensus, syncopé de Prehensus vient de Prins, ou Pris. De Pris vient Prison, le lieu où lon met ceux qui sont Pris, et de Prison, Prisonnier, Carcer, Ergastulum, Custodia, Phylaca, Plaut. Prisons où sont liez les malfaicteurs, Vincula… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • Prison — Pris on (?; 277), n. [F., fr. L. prehensio, prensio, a seizing, arresting, fr. prehendre, prendere, to lay hold of, to seize. See {Prehensile}, and cf. {Prize}, n., {Misprision}.] 1. A place where persons are confined, or restrained of personal… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Prison — Разработчик Reaktor Дата выпуска 2007 Жанр 3D шутер, головоломка Платформы PC …   Википедия

  • prison — Prison. s. f. Lieu où l on enferme les criminels, les debiteurs, &c. par l ordre de la justice. Mettre en prison. tirer de prison. tenir en prison. sortir de prison. rompre les prisons. garder la prison. on luy a donné la ville pour prison. On… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Prison 59 — (in Persian: بازداشتگاه ۵۹) is an unofficial detention centre on Vali e Asr Avenue in Tehran, Iran, under the administration of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps. Like other covert detention centres such as Towhid Prison and Amaken,… …   Wikipedia

  • Prison 59 — est un centre non officiel de détention pénitentiaire du gouvernement iranien qui se situe dans l avenue Vali e Asr à Téhéran, en Iran. Ce centre est administré par le corps de la Garde Révolutionnaire Islamique Comme plusieurs autres centres de… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Prison — Pris on, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Prisoned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Prisoning}.] 1. To imprison; to shut up in, or as in, a prison; to confine; to restrain from liberty. [1913 Webster] The prisoned eagle dies for rage. Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] His true …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prison — early 12c., from O.Fr. prisoun prison, imprisonment (11c.), altered (by influence of pris taken; see PRIZE (Cf. prize) (2)) from earlier preson, from L. prensionem (nom. prensio), shortening of prehensionem (nom. *prehensio) a taking, noun of… …   Etymology dictionary


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