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PRISON TERM

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does prison term mean? 

PRISON TERM (noun)
  The noun PRISON TERM has 1 sense:

1. the period of time a prisoner is imprisoned

  Familiarity information: PRISON TERM used as a noun is very rare.


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PRISON TERM (noun)


Sense 1prison term [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The period of time a prisoner is imprisoned

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Synonyms:

prison term; sentence; time

Context examples:

he served a prison term of 15 months / his sentence was 5 to 10 years / he is doing time in the county jail

Hypernyms ("prison term" is a kind of...):

term (a limited period of time)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "prison term"):

hard time (a term served in a maximum security prison)

life; life sentence (a prison term lasting as long as the prisoner lives)


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