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Definition of Prison

Prison

  1. A place where persons are confined, or restrained of personal liberty; hence, a place or state o/ confinement, restraint, or safe custody.
  2. Specifically, a building for the safe custody or confinement of criminals and others committed by lawful authority.
  3. To imprison; to shut up in, or as in, a prison; to confine; to restrain from liberty.
  4. To bind (together); to enchain.

Prison Quotations

Taught from infancy that beauty is woman's sceptre, the mind shapes itself to the body, and roaming round its gilt cage, only seeks to adorn its prison.
Mary Wollstonecraft

America is the land of the second chance - and when the gates of the prison open, the path ahead should lead to a better life.
George W. Bush

There will be no prison which can hold our movement down.
Huey Newton

If it is a crime to love the South, its cause and its President, then I am a criminal. I would rather lie down in this prison and die than leave it owing allegiance to a government such as yours.
Belle Boyd

I think my attitude to human beings has changed since leaving prison.
Jeffrey Archer
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Prison Translations

prison in Dutch is nor, kerker, gevangenis
prison in Latin is claustrum, carcer
prison in Norwegian is fengsel
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