political prisoner

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political prisoner

n.
A person who has been imprisoned, detained, or otherwise isolated for involvement in political activity.

political prisoner

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) someone imprisoned for holding, expressing, or acting in accord with particular political beliefs

polit′ical pris′oner


n.
a person who is imprisoned because of political beliefs or offenses.
[1855–60]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.political prisoner - someone who is imprisoned because of their political viewspolitical prisoner - someone who is imprisoned because of their political views
captive, prisoner - a person who is confined; especially a prisoner of war
Translations
سجين سياسي
politický vězeň
politikai fogoly
pólitískur fangi
politický väzeň
siyasi tutuklu

politics

(ˈpolitiks) noun singular or plural
the science or business of, or ideas about, or affairs concerning, government.
poˈlitical adjective
of, or concerning, politics. for political reasons; political studies.
poˈlitically adverb
poˌlitically corˈrect adjective
(also PC) (of language or behaviour) that does not offend particular groups of people. It is politically correct to use `he or she', and not just `he', when you mean a man or a woman.
ˌpoliˈtician (-ˈtiʃən) noun
a person whose job is politics; a member of parliament.
political asylum
protection given by a government to a foreigner who has left his own country for political reasons.
political prisoner
a person who has been imprisoned for political reasons and not for any crime.
political ˈscience noun
a field of study dealing with politics, government and other political institutions.