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jail (noun)

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  • jail — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} (BrE also gaol) noun ADJECTIVE ▪ city (esp. AmE), county, local ▪ high security, maximum security, top security (all esp. BrE) ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • jail delivery — noun the use of force to liberate prisoners • Hypernyms: ↑liberation, ↑release, ↑freeing * * * noun 1. : the clearing of a jail by bringing the prisoners to trial or by having the legality of their commitments reviewed 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • jail — / jāl/ n: a place of confinement for persons held in lawful custody; specif: such a place under the jurisdiction of a local government (as a county) for the confinement of persons awaiting trial or those convicted of minor crimes compare house of …   Law dictionary

  • jail — (Brit. also gaol) ► NOUN ▪ a place for the confinement of people accused or convicted of a crime. ► VERB ▪ put in jail. DERIVATIVES jailer (also gaoler) noun. ORIGIN the word came into England from two Old French words, jaiole and gayole (the… …   English terms dictionary

  • jail|bird — «JAYL BURD», noun. Informal. 1. a prisoner in jail. 2. a person who has been in jail many times …   Useful english dictionary

  • jail|or — jail|er or jail|or «JAY luhr», noun. 1. the keeper of a jail. 2. a person who keeps someone or something confined. Also, British, gaoler …   Useful english dictionary

  • jail|er — or jail|or «JAY luhr», noun. 1. the keeper of a jail. 2. a person who keeps someone or something confined. Also, British, gaoler …   Useful english dictionary

  • jail liberties — noun plural or jail limits : a space or district around a jail which is legally considered as part of the prison and within which a prisoner (as a debtor) is allowed to go at large under a bond of security …   Useful english dictionary

  • jail-fever — jailˈ fēver or gaolˈ fēver noun Typhus fever, once common in jails • • • Main Entry: ↑jail …   Useful english dictionary

  • jail|break — «JAYL BRAYK», noun. an escape from jail or prison …   Useful english dictionary

  • jail|house — «JAYL HOWS», noun. U.S. a jail …   Useful english dictionary


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