Meaning of prison

pris•on

Pronunciation: (priz'un), [key]
— n.
  1. a building for the confinement of persons held while awaiting trial, persons sentenced after conviction, etc.
  2. See
  3. any place of confinement or involuntary restraint.
  4. imprisonment.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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