presidio

presidio(
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (incarceration)
a. imprisonment
El líder político acusado de insurgencia fue liberado tras 14 años de presidio.The political leader accused of insurgency was freed after 14 years of imprisonment.
2. (jail)
a. prison
En este presidio están los delincuentes más peligrosos del país.The most dangerous criminals in the country are in this prison.
b. penitentiary
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Se sospecha que los reos escaparon del presidio con la ayuda de los guardias.It is suspected that the two inmates escaped from the penitentiary with the guards' help.
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presidio
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. prison
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presidio
1 (cárcel) prison; penitentiary; (EEUU)
meter a algn en presidio to put sb in prison
2 (trabajos forzados) hard labour; penal servitude
3 (Política) praesidium; presidium
4 (Mil) (plaza fuerte) garrison; (fortaleza) fortress
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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