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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 jail in the sense of this definition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Samples where jail 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 jail in the sense of this definition

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

(jail 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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