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Definitions of jail

  1. a correctional institution used to detain persons who are in the lawful custody of the government (either accused persons awaiting trial or convicted persons serving a sentence) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. lock up or confine, in or as in a jail; "The suspects were imprisoned without trial"; "the murderer was incarcerated for the rest of his life" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. A kind of prison; a building for the confinement of persons held in lawful custody, especially for minor offenses or with reference to some future judicial proceeding. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To imprison. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. A prison; especially, a place where persons guilty of minor offenses are confined. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. A prison. gaol. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. A prison; a building or place for the confinement of persons arrested for crime. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. A prison; a place of confinement for prisoners. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. j[=a]l, n. a prison.--ns. JAIL'-BIRD, GAOL'-BIRD, a humorous name for one who is or has been confined in jail; JAIL'ER, GAOL'ER, one who has charge of a jail or of prisoners, called also a turnkey; JAIL'-F[=E]'VER, GAOL'-F[=E]'VER, typhus fever, so called because once common in jails.--BREAK JAIL, to force one's way out of prison; COMMISSION OF JAIL DELIVERY, one of the commissions issued to judges of assize and judges of the Central Criminal Court in England. [O. Fr. gaole (Fr. geôle)--Low L. gabiola, a cage, dim. of Low L. gabia, a cage, a corr. of cavea, a cage--L. cavus, hollow.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  10. See gaol Concise Oxford Dictionary
  11. &c. See GAOL &c. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  12. n. [French, Spanish] A prison ; a place for the confinement of persons arrested for debt or for crime : - also gaol. Cabinet Dictionary
  13. A gaol, a prison. Complete Dictionary

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