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Synonyms for jail

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Wiktionary0.0 / 0 votes

  1. jailnoun

    slammer, imprison

  2. jailnoun

    To imprison.

    slammer, imprison

  3. jailnoun

    Confinement in a jail.


  4. jailnoun


    I have to go to jail 5 days a week.


  5. jailnoun

    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).


Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. jail, jailhouse, gaol, clink, slammer, poky, pokeyverb

    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)

    clink, pokey, poky, slammer, jailhouse, click, gaol

  2. imprison, incarcerate, lag, immure, put behind bars, jail, jug, gaol, put away, remandverb

    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"

    throw out, toss out, discard, put to sleep, immure, jug, tuck away, toss away, lock, cast away, remand, lock up, remit, shut up, send back, cast aside, put behind bars, fall back, dawdle, dispose, imprison, fall behind, put aside, shut away, cast out, chuck out, toss, throw away, gaol, fling, lock in, lock away, tuck in, lag, put away, incarcerate

Dictionary of English Synonymes1.5 / 2 votes

  1. jailnoun

    [written also, but not commonly, Gaol.] prison, penitentiary, bridewell, workhouse, TOLLBOOTH, JUG, house of correction

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words1.0 / 1 vote

  1. jailnoun

    prison, lockup, calaboose, workhouse, limbo

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  1. Alexander Acosta:

    At the end of the day, based on the evidence, professionals within a prosecutor's office decide that a plea -- that guarantees that someone goes to jail, that guarantees that someone register generally and that guarantees other outcomes -- is a good thing.

  2. Sacramento Police Sgt. Shaun Hampton:

    The evidence wasnt there, the technology wasnt there, i dont think theres any way we could have known, there was no way for us to identify this person by him simply being in our jail for a few hours.

  3. Alvin Hellerstein:

    Just as you wouldn't have a press conference from a jail cell, you shouldn't be able to have a press conference from your home. You can communicate, you can discuss, you can post on social media, judge Alvin Hellerstein can't make a person confined in jail or at home into a totally free person. There's got to be a limit.

  4. Alexander Acosta:

    I am pleased that NY prosecutors are moving forward with a case based on new evidence, with the evidence available more than a decade ago, federal prosecutors insisted that Epstein go to jail, register as a sex offender and put the world on notice that he was a sexual predator.

  5. Douglas Mark Hughes:

    If they pick this up, it's in their power to fix the problem. Then it's worth it, even if I lose my job, even if I go to jail.

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