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Definition 1: a correctional institution where persons are confined while on trial or for punishment - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for prison house in the sense of this definition

(prison house is a kind of ...) a penal institution maintained by the government

(... is a kind of prison house ) a jail or prison (especially one that is run in a tyrannical manner)

(... is a kind of prison house ) British slang (dated) for a prison

(... is a kind of prison house ) (British slang) a prison

"he's in the nick"

(... is a kind of prison house ) a circular prison with cells distributed around a central surveillance station; proposed by Jeremy Bentham in 1791

(... is a kind of prison house ) a prison maintained by a state of the U.S.

(... is an instance of prison house) a former prison in London notorious for its unsanitary conditions and burnt down in riots in 1780; a new prison was built on the same spot but was torn down in 1902

(prison house is a part of ...) a division of a prison (usually consisting of several cells)

Definition 2: a prisonlike situation; a place of seeming confinement - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for prison house in the sense of this definition

(prison house is a kind of ...) the general state of things; the combination of circumstances at a given time

"the present international situation is dangerous" "wondered how such a state of affairs had come about" "eternal truths will be neither true nor eternal unless they have fresh meaning for every new social situation"

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