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Definition of jail

Jail
Jail Jail, n. [OE. jaile, gail, gayhol, OF. gaole, gaiole, jaiole, F. ge[^o]le, LL. gabiola, dim. of gabia cage, for L. cavea cavity, cage. See Cage.] 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. [Written also gaol.] This jail I count the house of liberty. --Milton. Jail bird, a prisoner; one who has been confined in prison. [Slang] Jail delivery, the release of prisoners from jail, either legally or by violence. Jail delivery commission. See under Gaol. Jail fever (Med.), typhus fever, or a disease resembling it, generated in jails and other places crowded with people; -- called also hospital fever, and ship fever. Jail liberties, or Jail limits, a space or district around a jail within which an imprisoned debtor was, on certain conditions, allowed to go at large. --Abbott. Jail lock, a peculiar form of padlock; -- called also Scandinavian lock.
Jail
Jail Jail, v. t. To imprison. [R.] --T. Adams (1614). [Bolts] that jail you from free life. --Tennyson.
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Gaol Gaol, n. [See Jail.] A place of confinement, especially for minor offenses or provisional imprisonment; a jail. [Preferably, and in the United States usually, written jail.] Commission of general gaol delivery, an authority conferred upon judges and others included in it, for trying and delivering every prisoner in jail when the judges, upon their circuit, arrive at the place for holding court, and for discharging any whom the grand jury fail to indict. [Eng.] Gaol delivery. (Law) See Jail delivery, under Jail.

Meaning of jail from wikipedia

- A prison, also known as a correctional facility, jail, gaol (dated, British and Australian English), penitentiary (American English), detention center...
- Chance and Community Chest cards, and tax squares; players can end up in jail, which they cannot move from until they have met one of several conditions...
- Tihar Prisons, also called Tihar Jail and Tihar Ashram, is a prison complex in India and the largest complex of prisons in South Asia. Run by Department...
- The Cellular Jail, also known as Kālā Pānī (Hindi for black waters), was a colonial prison in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India. The prison was used...
- A jail is a short-term local prison in the United States and Canada. Jail may also refer to: Chroot jail, the result of a chroot FreeBSD jail, a system-level...
- An open prison (open jail) is any jail in which the prisoners are trusted to serve their sentences with minimal supervision and perimeter security and...
- Jail Killing Day (Bengali: জেল হত্যা দিবস) is observed by the Awami League (AL) of Bangladesh and many other political organisation on 3 November every...
- The Letter from Birmingham Jail, also known as the Letter from Birmingham City Jail and The Negro Is Your Brother, is an open letter written on April 16...
- Jeffrey Epstein was found unresponsive in his Metropolitan Correctional Center jail cell, where he was awaiting trial on new **** trafficking charges. According...
- The Alipore Jail or Alipore Central Jail, also known as Presidency Correctional Home, is a prison in Alipore, Kolkata, where political prisoners were kept...
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