prison camp


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prison camp

n.
1. A camp for detaining and confining prisoners of war.
2. A camp detaining and confining political dissidents and other prisoners.
3. A minimum security facility for the internment of prisoners. Also called work camp.

pris′on camp`


n.
1. a camp for the confinement of prisoners of war or political prisoners.
2. a camp for less dangerous prisoners assigned to outdoor work, usu. for the government.
[1905–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.prison camp - a camp for prisoners of warprison camp - a camp for prisoners of war    
camp - a penal institution (often for forced labor); "China has many camps for political prisoners"
gulag - a Russian prison camp for political prisoners
2.prison camp - a camp for trustworthy prisoners employed in government projects
camp - a penal institution (often for forced labor); "China has many camps for political prisoners"
Translations

prison camp

ncampo di prigionia
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