Translation of prisoner in Spanish:
- 1.1 (captive) prisionero, (masculine, feminine) he is a prisoner in his own house no se puede mover de casa he is a prisoner of his own ideology es prisionero de sus ideas he was held prisoner (by enemy forces) lo tuvieron prisionero (by kidnappers) lo tuvieron secuestrado to take sb prisoner tomar or (especially Spain/especialmente España) coger* a algn prisionero to take prisoners hacer* prisioneros to take no prisoners ejecutar a todos los cautivosExample sentences1.2 (in jail) preso, (masculine, feminine), recluso, (masculine, feminine) a prisoner of conscience un preso de conciencia 1.3 (person arrested) detenido, (masculine, feminine) 1.4 (accused) reo (masculine and feminine), acusado, (masculine, feminine)
- After conquering Troy, you will need to rescue some villagers that have been taken prisoner by an unknown enemy.
- He had allowed his dear friend, his sister in Christ, to be taken prisoner by their enemies.
- Taken prisoner, he was jailed and as a POW served time in Wakefield and Frongoch prisons.
- A third of all inmates are remand prisoners who are awaiting trial or sentencing.
- Certainly, the cost to society of convicted prisoners who commit further crimes as soon as they are released is a high one.
- The cells are used to hold prisoners awaiting trial, or following conviction, pending transfer to a main prison.
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