jail

Definitions:

  • A place of detention, especially for persons who are accused of committing a crime and have not been released on bail or for persons who are serving short sentences after conviction of a misdemeanor.
  • Detention in a jail.
  • To detain in a jail.
  • A prison; a building or place for the confinement of persons arrested for crime or for debt; usually, in the United States, a place of confinement for minor offenses in a county.
  • To confine in or as if in a jail; imprison.
  • To imprison.
  • A kind of prison; a building for the confinement of persons held in lawful custody, especially for minor offenses or with reference to some future judicial proceeding.
  • the release of prisoners from jail, either legally or by violence.
  • See under <er>Gaol</er>.
  • typhus fever, or a disease resembling it, generated in jails and other places crowded with people; -- called also <altname>hospital fever</altname>, and <altname>ship fever</altname>.
  • a space or district around a jail within which an imprisoned debtor was, on certain conditions, allowed to go at large.
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  • a peculiar form of padlock; -- called also <altname>Scandinavian lock</altname>.
  • A place for the confinement of persons held in lawful <xref>custody</xref> or detention, especially for minor offenses or with reference to some future judicial proceeding.
  • Confinement in a jail.
  • <xref>school</xref>
  • The condition created by the requirement that a horse claimed in a <xref>claiming race</xref> not be run at another track for some period of time (usually 30 days).
  • To <xref>imprison</xref>.
  • lock up or confine, in or as in a jail
  • 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)
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