lifer


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lif·er

 (lī′fər)
n. Slang
1. A prisoner serving a life sentence.
2. One who has spent an entire career working in a given field or in a single organization, especially in the military.

lifer

(ˈlaɪfə)
n
informal a prisoner sentenced to life imprisonment

lif•er

(ˈlaɪ fər)

n. Informal.
1. a person sentenced to or serving a term of life imprisonment.
2. a person committed to a professional lifetime career in the military.
[1820–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lifer - a prisoner serving a term of life imprisonment
convict, yard bird, yardbird, con, inmate - a person serving a sentence in a jail or prison
Translations

lifer

[ˈlaɪfəʳ] Npresidiario m de por vida, condenado/a m/f a cadena perpetua

lifer

[ˈlaɪfər] ncondamné(e) m/f à perpète life raft life-raft [ˈlaɪfrɑːft] nradeau m de sauvetagelife-saver lifesaver [ˈlaɪfseɪvər] n
(medically) to be a life-saver → sauver des vies
The cervical smear test is a lifesaver → Le frottis cervical sauve des vies.
(= lifeguard) → secouriste mf, sauveteur/euse m/flife-saving [ˈlaɪfseɪvɪŋ]
nsecourisme m
modif [drug, operation, treatment] → salvateur/tricelife science nsciences fpl de la vielife sentence npeine f de réclusion à perpétuitélife-size [ˈlaɪfsaɪz] life-sized [ˈlaɪfsaɪzd] adj [statue, model, painting] → grandeur nature inv

lifer

n (inf)Lebenslängliche(r) mf (inf)

lifer

[ˈlaɪfəʳ] n (fam) → ergastolano/a
References in classic literature ?
They know what a clever lad he is; he'll be a lifer.
He was tried again for prison breaking, and got made a Lifer.
Robert Mochrie, defending, told the judge:"He is a lifer and he knows what will be the effect of his sentence today.
Bonding with the lifer community was a slow process and it was not possible to bond with all of them.
As a lifer with no parole application until 2027, Manson is not entitled to conjugal visits.
Taber (1934), Master of the National Grange and country lifer, contrasted an autocratic form of government characterized by militarism and economic decline with a democracy that "cannot endure unless it gives to the average man a reasonable chance to secure a fair start toward success in the race of life" (p.
It was set up in 2010 to offer convicts a chance of early release after a lifer challenged the system at the European Court of Human Rights.
Being told that I was a lifer came as a great shock to me.
But restrictive legislation on conditional release, and the overcrowding and precariousness of the Bulgarian prison system makes life hardly livable for some lifers.
Lifer groups, which are increasingly common in American prisons since the 1960s, offer companionship as well as a vehicle for productive activities, including those that feature mentoring and "giving something back" to the next generation, to quote one interviewee.
In at least 22 states, lifers have almost no chance of being released, The Times reported in its Oct.