prisoner of conscience


Definition of prisoner of conscience

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

Word by Word Definitions

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

    :  one on trial or in prison

    :  someone restrained as if in prison

  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

    :  a faculty, power, or principle enjoining good acts

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

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