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Definition of jail
JailJail 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
This jail I count the house of liberty. --Milton.
Jail bird, a prisoner; one who has been confined in prison.
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
Jail Jail, v. t.
To imprison. [R.] --T. Adams (1614).
[Bolts] that jail you from free life. --Tennyson.
jailGaol 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.
Gaol delivery. (Law) See Jail delivery, under Jail.
Meaning of jail from wikipedia
- A prison, also known
as a correctional
, gaol (dated, British
(American English), detention
and Community Chest
cards, and tax squares; players
can end up in jail
move from until
they have met one of several
Prisons, also called Tihar Jail
Ashram, is a prison complex
and the largest complex
Asia. Run by Department...
- The Cellular Jail
, also known
as Kālā Pānī (Hindi for black
waters), was a colonial prison
in the Andaman
Islands, India. The prison
- 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
) is any jail
to serve their sentences
with minimal supervision
and perimeter security
- Jail Killing
Day (Bengali: জেল হত্যা দিবস) is observed
by the Awami League
(AL) of Bangladesh
and many other political organisation
on 3 November
- The Letter
from Birmingham Jail
, also known
as the Letter
and The Negro
Is Your Brother, is an open letter written
- Jeffrey Epstein
was found unresponsive
in his Metropolitan Correctional Center jail
he was awaiting trial
on new **** trafficking
- The Alipore Jail
or Alipore Central Jail
, also known
as Presidency Correctional
Home, is a prison
in Alipore, Kolkata, where political prisoners
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