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pris·on·er  (prz-nr, prznr)
1. A person held in custody, captivity, or a condition of forcible restraint, especially while on trial or serving a prison sentence.
2. One deprived of freedom of expression or action: He was a prisoner of his own personalityof that given set of traits that . . . predisposed him to see the world in a certain way, to make certain moves, certain choices (William H. Hallahan).

prisoner  /prznr, prznr/  n. anyone placed in forced confinement: The prisoner was jailed for committing a crime.

Thesaurus: prisoner a convict | hostage, captive. Prisoner

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