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Definition 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) - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for gaol in the sense of this definition

(gaol is a kind of ...) a penal institution maintained by the government

(... is a kind of gaol ) a jail or prison (especially one that is run in a tyrannical manner)

(... is a kind of gaol ) a jail in a courthouse where accused persons can be confined during a trial

(... is a kind of gaol ) slang for a jail

(... is a kind of gaol ) (formerly) a jail or other place of detention for persons convicted of minor offences

(... is a kind of gaol ) jail in a local police station

(... is a kind of gaol ) a county jail that holds prisoners for periods up to 18 months

Samples where gaol or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The suspects were imprisoned without trial
  • the murderer was incarcerated for the rest of his life

Synonyms for gaol in the sense of this definition

(gaol is a kind of ...) deprive of freedom; take into confinement

(gaol belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

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