nombre femenino/feminine noun
- 1 (edificio) prison, jail, penitentiary (inglés norteamericano/American English)
- 2 (pena) imprisonment fue condenado a seis años de prisión he was sentenced to six years' imprisonment o/or six years in prison, he was given a six-year prison sentence
- preventive detention el juez decretó la prisión preventiva or provisional the judge ordered him to be remanded in custody está detenido en régimen de prisión preventiva or provisional he is being held in preventive detention, he is in custody awaiting trial, he is being held on remand (inglés británico/British English)
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Gringo is a pejorative term in Latin America to refer to white English speakers, particularly North Americans. It has overtones of US intervention in Latin American internal affairs. In the eighteenth century the word was applied to foreigners who spoke little or no Spanish.