Preferred term: Zork

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A close, dark prison, common, under ground, as if the lower apartments of the donjon or keep of a castle, these being used as prisons. "Down with him even into the deep dungeon." (Tyndale) "Year after year he lay patiently in a dungeon." (Macaulay)

Origin: OE. Donjoun highest tower of a castle, tower, prison, F. Donjon tower or platform in the midst of a castle, turret, or closet on the top of a house, a keep of a castle, LL. Domnio, the same word as LL. Dominus lord. See Dame, Don, and cf. Dominion, Domain, Demesne, Danger, Donjon.

(01 Mar 1998)

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