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Prisoner, 1) one confined, whether by legal arrest, or as taken by an enemy: Ven. 110. Sonn. 5, 10. Tp. V, 9. Gent. II, 4, 92. Meas. III, 2, 264. Meas. III, 2, 264 IV, 2, 135. IV, 3, 70. V, 492. Err. IV, 4, 113. Err. IV, 4, 113 Ado V, 1, 328. LLL I, 2, 168. As III, 2, 390. Wint. I, 2, 55. Wint. I, 2, 55 II, 2, 28. John III, 4, 75. John III, 4, 75 H4A I, 1, 92. I, 3, 29. 48 etc. II, 3, 57. V, 3, 10. H5 I, 2, 162 “(p. kings).” III, 5, 55. III, 7, 94. IV, 6, 37. V, 2, 43. H6A I, 4, 24. 27 etc. etc. The person in whose custody a prisoner is kept, as well as the place in which he is confined, following with to: “--s to her womanly persuasion,” Shr. V, 2, 120. “p. to her womb,” Wint. II, 2, 59. “p. to the palsy,” R2 II, 3, 104. “to whose flint bosom . . . doomed a p.” V, 1, 4. “p. to your son,” H4B I, 1, 20. “p.! to whom?” H6A II, 3, 33. “thy daughter p.! To whom? To me!” V, 3, 131. “our king is p. to the bishop here,” H6C IV, 5, 5. “Henry is p. to the foe,” V, 4, 77. “now are you p. to an emperor,” Tit. I, 258. “To hold p.” Gent. II, 4, 92. Tit. II, 1, 15. “to keep p.” Wint. I, 2, 52. H6A V, 3, 57. “to take p.” Lucr. 1608. Ado I, 1, 326. LLL I, 2, 65. John III, 4, 7. H4A I, 1, 70. I, 3, 23. H4B I, 1, 126. H5 IV, 8, 80. H6A I, 1, 145. IV, 1, 26. IV, 7, 56. H6C IV, 4, 7. Tim. III, 5, 69. Caes. V, 3, 37. Mcb. I, 3, 85. Hml. II, 2, 499. Cymb. I, 6, 103.
2) one tried in a court of justice: “when the judge is robbed the p. dies,” Lucr. 1652. “the jury passing on the --'s life,” Meas. II, 1, 19. “what 'twere to be a judge, and what a p.” II, 2, 70. “produce the p.” Wint. III, 2, 8.
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