jail


jail
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 correction, house of detention, lockup, penitentiary, prison
jail vt

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

jail
I noun career, cell, detention cell, detention center, detention station, house of correction, house of detention, inclosure, keep, penal institution, penitentiary, place of confinement, prison, prisonhouse, reformatory, stockade II verb apprehend, capture, cast into prison, commit to an institution, commit to prison, confine, constrain, detain, hold captive, hold in captivity, hold in custody, immure, impound, imprison, in carcerem, in custodiam, incarcerate, institutionalize, isolate, lock in, lock up, place in confinement, put behind bars, put under restraint, restrain, restrict, send to prison, shut in, shut up, subjugate, take into custody III index arrest (apprehend), captivity, capture, cell, commit (institutionalize), confine, constrain (imprison), contain (restrain), detain (hold in custody), imprison, lock, penitentiary, prison, reformatory, restrain, seize (apprehend)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


jail
n.
A building used to confine people held in legal custody either awaiting trial for a criminal offense or serving a prison sentence after conviction; usually used for short-term confinement.
v.
To imprison; to put someone in jail. See also prison, correctional institution

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


jail
n. A confinement facility whose inmates are individuals awaiting trial or convicted of lesser offenses.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


jail
A building designated or regularly used for the confinement of individuals who are sentenced for minor crimes or who are unable to gain release on bail and are in custody awaiting trial.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


jail
A building designated or regularly used for the confinement of individuals who are sentenced for minor crimes or who are unable to gain release on bail and are in custody awaiting trial.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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  • 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 — [jāl] n. [ME jaile, gaile < OFr jaole, gaole, a cage, prison < LL caveola, dim. of L cavea,CAGE] 1. a building for the confinement of people who are awaiting trial or who have been convicted of minor offenses 2. imprisonment vt. to put or… …   English World dictionary

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