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Prisoner

prisoner n

: a person deprived of liberty and kept under involuntary restraint, confinement, or custody
;esp
: one under arrest, awaiting trial, on trial, or serving a prison sentence



Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.