prisoner of conscience

noun

Definition of prisoner of conscience

:someone who is held in prison because of his or her political or religious beliefs

Word by Word Definitions

prisoner play
  1. : a person deprived of liberty and kept under involuntary restraint, confinement, or custody

  2. : someone restrained as if in prison

conscience play
  1. : the sense or consciousness of the moral goodness or blameworthiness of one's own conduct, intentions, or character together with a feeling of obligation to do right or be good

  2. : a faculty, power, or principle enjoining good acts

  3. : the part of the superego in psychoanalysis that transmits commands and admonitions to the ego


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