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English definition of “prisoner”

prisoner

noun [C]    /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.
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