A person who has been captured and imprisoned by the enemy in war.
- It's the same belt buckle he wore on his uniform during the time he was a prisoner of war during World War II.
- His own Italian grandfather had been a prisoner of war of the Americans at about the same time.
- We are at war, and it is legal to detain and interrogate enemy prisoners of war.
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