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prison camp

noun

Simple Definition of prison camp

  • : a camp where a large group of prisoners are kept especially during a war

Full Definition of prison camp

  1. 1 :  a camp for the confinement of reasonably trustworthy prisoners usually employed on government projects

  2. 2 :  a camp for prisoners of war or political prisoners

1864

First Known Use of prison camp

1864


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