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Synonyms for prison
ˈprɪz ənprison

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  1. prisonnoun

    to imprison

    The cold stone walls of the prison had stood for over a century.

    imprisonment, bridewell

Princeton's WordNet

  1. prison, prison housenoun

    a correctional institution where persons are confined while on trial or for punishment

    prison house

  2. prison, prison housenoun

    a prisonlike situation; a place of seeming confinement

    prison house

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. prisonnoun

    jail, penitentiary, bridewell, workhouse, house of correction, DUNGEON

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. prisonnoun

    penitentiary, bridewell, jail, house of correction, clink, bastille

    Associated words:
    mittimus, commit, commitment, turnkey, warden, remand, prisoner, convict

  2. prisonverb

    imprison, incarcerate

    Associated words:
    mittimus, commit, commitment, turnkey, warden, remand, prisoner, convict

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  1. Chester Hollman III:

    I don't think it's really hit me yet still. Just this morning, I learned that this was happening. I'm still a little in shock, disbelief, knowing that you're in prison for something that you didn't do and trying to convince people that you're not lying, your innocence is true, it's real, it's an uphill battle.

  2. Jurgen Moltmann:

    Your community is important for me. Therefore I came, when I first heard of your study of theology in prison, pictures of my youth and of the beginning of my own theological studies emerged from the depth of my memory. Yes, I remember.

  3. Christian Martinez:

    Virginia's murder rate is at a 20-year high, and Terry McAuliffe is embracing the far-left’s efforts to defund the police, let more violent criminals out of prison, and create even more chaos in our communities, terry McAuliffe will make Virginia less safe.

  4. Trevor Reed:

    You will not receive medical treatment inside a Russian prison. I had COVID multiple times. Because of complications from that, I started having blood I coughed up on a daily basis for over three months. They never did anything to treat that.

  5. Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez:

    These defendants engaged in a shocking abuse of power, which they finally acknowledged, while I would have preferred to see them serve prison time, they are no longer members of our police department and with today's plea are convicted felons.

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