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Meaning of GAOL

Pronunciation:  jeyl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [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)
  2. [v]  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"

GAOL is a 4 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: clink, immure, imprison, incarcerate, jail, jail, jailhouse, jug, lag, put away, put behind bars, remand, slammer
 See Also: bastille, confine, correctional institution, detain, holding cell, hoosegow, hoosgow, house of correction, lockup, pokey, workhouse



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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}.

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