Definition for Jail (-s)

jail (-s), n. [OFr gaylle.] (webplay: prison).

  1. Punishment; [fig.] hell; damnation; Hades; place of torment for the wicked.
  2. Prison; detention; confinement; place for those convicted of an offense; building that detains persons accused of a crime.
  3. Restraint; [fig.] grammar school; institution of learning.

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