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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 jailhouse in the sense of this definition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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