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Military prisons


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  • Instance Of

  • Scheme Membership(s)

  • Collection Membership(s)

  • Variants

    • Brigs (Prisons)
    • Guardhouses (Military prisons)
    • Jails, Military
    • Military jails
    • Prisons, Military
    • Stockades (Military prisons)
  • Broader Terms

  • Closely Matching Concepts from Other Schemes

  • Earlier Established Forms

    • Prisons, Military
  • Sources

    • found: Powell, M. The brig, 1984.
    • found: The American Heritage dictionary of the English language, via WWW, July 8, 2004(brig 1. A two-masted sailing ship, square-rigged on both masts. 2. A jail or prison on board a U.S. Navy or Coast Guard vessel. 3. A jail or guardhouse, especially on the premises of a U.S. military installation. Etymology: Short for brigantine. Senses 2 and 3, from the use of ships as prisons)
    • found: Encarta dictionary, via WWW, July 8, 2004(brig 1. sailing ship: a two-masted sailing ship with square-rigged sails on both masts 2. ship's prison: a secure area in a ship of the U.S. Navy, which can be used as a prison while the ship is at sea 3. military prison: a building or part of a building that is used as a prison in a U.S. military installation)
    • found: Merriam-Webster dictionary online, June 5, 2020(guardhouse 1. a building occupied by a guard or used as a headquarters by soldiers on guard duty. 2. a military jail)
    • found: Dictionary.com, June 5, 2020(guardhouse 1. a building used for housing military personnel on guard duty. 2. a building used for the temporary detention of military prisoners)
    • found: Oxford essential dictionary of the U.S. military, 2002, viewed July 15, 2020:stockade (def. 3: a military prison)
  • Editorial Notes

    • subdivision [Prisons] under names of individual military services, e.g. [United States. Army--Prisons;] and subdivision [Prisoners and prisons] under individual wars, e.g. [World War, 1939-1945--Prisoners and prisons]
  • Change Notes

    • 2004-07-08: new
    • 2020-08-17: revised
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