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prisoner

noun

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one that has been taken and held in confinement
  • the prisoners were fed only bread and water twice a day

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The first known use of prisoner was in the 14th century

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“Prisoner.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/prisoner. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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