political prisoner Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"political prisoner" in British English

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political prisonernoun [C]

uk   us  
someone who is put in ​prison for ​expressingdisapproval of ​their own ​government, or for ​belonging to an ​organization, ​race, or ​socialgroup not ​approved of by that ​government
(Definition of political prisoner from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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political prisonernoun [C]

 us   /pəˈlɪt̬·ɪ·kəl ˈprɪz·ə·nər/
a ​person who has been put in ​prison for ​criticizing the ​government
(Definition of political prisoner from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “political prisoner”
in Chinese (Simplified) 政治犯…
in Turkish siyasî tutuklu…
in Russian политический заключенный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 政治犯…
in Polish więzień polityczny…
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