Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A place for incarcerating prisoners; a jail.

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  • noun A building containing a jail.

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  • noun 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)

Etymologies

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jail + house

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