in·mate /'in-ˌmāt/ n: a person confined in an institution (as a prison or hospital)

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I noun captive, captus, convict, dweller, habitant, inhabitant, lawbreaker, occupant, occupier, prisoner, resident, roomer associated concepts: inmate at a correctional institution II index captive, citizen, convict, denizen, habitant, inhabitant, lodger, occupant, patient, prisoner, resident

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

A person confined to a prison, hospital, or other institution.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

n. An individual confined in a correctional or psychiatric institution.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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  • Inmate — In mate ([i^]n m[=a]t ), n. [In + mate an associate.] One who lives in the same house or apartment with another; a fellow lodger; esp., one of the occupants of an asylum, hospital, or prison; by extension, one who occupies or lodges in any place… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Inmate — In mate , a. Admitted as a dweller; resident; internal. [R.] Inmate guests. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inmate — (n.) 1580s, one allowed to live in a house rented by another (usually for a consideration), from IN (Cf. in) inside + MATE (Cf. mate) companion. Sense of one confined to an institution is first attested 1834 …   Etymology dictionary

  • inmate — ► NOUN ▪ a person living in an institution such as a prison or hospital. ORIGIN originally denoting a lodger or subtenant; probably from INN(Cf. ↑inn) + MATE(Cf. ↑mate) …   English terms dictionary

  • inmate — [in′māt΄] n. [ IN 1 + MATE1] a person living with others in the same building, now esp. one confined with others in a prison or mental institution …   English World dictionary

  • inmate — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ fellow ▪ former ▪ a former inmate of an Ohio prison ▪ new ▪ young ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • inmate — n. a prison inmate * * * [ ɪnmeɪt] a prison inmate …   Combinatory dictionary

  • inmate — UK [ˈɪnˌmeɪt] / US noun [countable] Word forms inmate : singular inmate plural inmates someone who is kept in a prison, mental hospital, or other institution …   English dictionary

  • Inmate Code — About The Inmate Code= Inmate Code refers to the rules and values that have developed among prisoners inside prisons social systems.cite book |author=Clear, Todd R., Cole, George F., Resig, Michael D.|year=2006 |title=American Corrections Seventh …   Wikipedia

  • inmate — noun Date: 1580 any of a group occupying a single place of residence; especially a person confined (as in a prison or hospital) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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