Meaning of jail

jail

Pronunciation: ( jāl), [key]
— n.
  1. a prison, esp. one for the detention of persons awaiting trial or convicted of minor offenses.
—v.t.
  1. to take into or hold in lawful custody; imprison.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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