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noun in·mate \ ˈin-ˌmāt \

Definition of inmate

:any of a group occupying a single place of residence; especially :a person confined (as in a prison or hospital)

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First Known Use of inmate

1609


INMATE Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of inmate for English Language Learners

  • : a person who is kept in a prison or mental hospital


INMATE Defined for Kids

inmate

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noun in·mate \ ˈin-ˌmāt \

Definition of inmate for Students

:a person confined in an institution (as a hospital or prison)

Medical Dictionary

inmate

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noun in·mate \ ˈin-ˌmāt \

medical Definition of inmate

:one of a group occupying a single place of residence; especially :a person confined (as in a psychiatric hospital) especially for a long time

Law Dictionary

inmate

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noun in·mate \ ˈin-ˌmāt \

legal Definition of inmate

:a person confined in an institution (as a prison or hospital)


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