death row
death row n: a prison area housing inmates sentenced to death
death row adj

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

death row
The portion of a prison that houses prisoners who are under death sentences and are awaiting appeals or execution.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

death row
n.
   nickname for that portion of a prison in which prisoners are housed who are under death sentences and are awaiting appeals and/or potential execution.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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