Definitions for jaildʒeɪl
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jail, jailhouse, gaol, clink, slammer, poky, pokey(verb)
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)
imprison, incarcerate, lag, immure, put behind bars, jail, jug, gaol, put away, remand(verb)
lock up or confine, in or as in a jail
"The suspects were imprisoned without trial"; "the murderer was incarcerated for the rest of his life"
A place for the confinement of persons held in lawful custody or detention, especially for minor offenses or with reference to some future judicial proceeding.
Confinement in a jail.
I have to go to jail 5 days a week.
The condition created by the requirement that a horse claimed in a claiming race not be run at another track for some period of time (usually 30 days).
Origin: From gaiole, gayle, gaile, gayll, via gaiole, gaole, geole, geole, from gabiola, for *, a diminutive of cavea.
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
Origin: [OE. jaile, gail, gayhol, OF. gaole, gaiole, jaiole, F. gele, LL. gabiola, dim. of gabia cage, for L. cavea cavity, cage. See Cage.]
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