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English noun: prison house

1. prison house (state) a prisonlike situation; a place of seeming confinement


Broader (hypernym)situation, state of affairs

2. prison house (artifact) a correctional institution where persons are confined while on trial or for punishment


Broader (hypernym)correctional institution

Narrower (hyponym)bastille, chokey, choky, nick, panopticon, state prison

Instance hyponymNewgate

Part holonymcellblock, ward

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