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PRISONER Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

One who is deprived of his liberty; one who is against his will kept in confinement or custody. A person restrained of his liberty upon any action, civil or criminal, or upon comuiand- rnent. Cowell. A person ou trial for crime. “The prisoner at the bar.” The jurors are told to “look upon the prisoner.” The court, after passing sentence, gives orders to “remove the prisoner.” See Hairston v Com., 97 Va. 754, 32 S. E. 797; Royce v. Salt Lake City, 15 Utah, 401. 49 Pac. 290.


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