jail

[n] - 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)
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Jail

Jail noun [ Middle English jaile , gail , gayhol , Old French gaole , gaiole , jaiole , French geƓle , Late Latin gabiola , dim. of gabia cage, for Latin cavea cavity, cage. See Cage .] A kind of prison; a building for ...
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Jail

Jail transitive verb To imprison. [ R.] T. Adams (1614). « [ Bolts] that jail you from free life.» Tennyson.
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jail

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. ... Alternative forms: gaol] '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 fr...
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jail

jailhouse noun 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)
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Jail

• (n.) 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. • (v. t.) To imprison.
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jail

jail 1. A secure place for keeping people found guilty of minor crimes or awaiting legal judgment. 2. A place for the confinement of people in lawful detention, especially those awaiting trial under local jurisdiction; detention in a jail. 3. Etymology: From about 1275, gayhol, from Old Normandy French gaiole and Old French jaole, both meaning 'a...
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jail

jail: see prison.
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Jail

A prison; a place appointed by law for the detention of prisoners. In the past the terms jail and prison were used interchangably, but today 'jail' usually refers to local detention facilities where the criminally accused are initially taken to be processed, to await trial, and where short usually less than one year - sentences for criminal misco.....
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Jail

It is the position of the ball where it cannot be struck or advanced. So its like the ball is in jail.
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Jail

[disambiguation] A jail is a short-term local prison in the United States and Canada. Jail may also refer to: ==Entertainment== ==Computing== ...
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Jail

When the ball is in a position where it cannot be swung at or advanced at all, or in any normal way
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