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prisoner

noun [C]  us   /ˈprɪz·ə·nər, ˈprɪz·nər/
a person who is kept in prison as punishment A prisoner is also someone who is under the control of someone else and not physically free: Two security guards were held/taken prisoner during the robbery.
Translations of “prisoner”
in Korean 죄수, 수감자…
in Arabic سَجين…
in Portuguese prisioneiro, -a, presidiário…
in Catalan presoner, -a…
in Japanese 囚人, 捕虜…
in Italian prigioniero, -a…
in Chinese (Traditional) 犯人,囚犯…
in Russian заключенный, военнопленный…
in Turkish mahkûm, hükümlü…
in Chinese (Simplified) 犯人,囚犯…
in Polish więzień, więźniarka…
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