|1.||[ noun ] (law) 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)|
|Synonyms:||gaol clink slammer jailhouse|
|Related terms:||correctional_institution lockup hoosegow house_of_correction bastille pokey holding_cell workhouse imprison|
|2.||[ verb ] lock up or confine, in or as in a jail|
|Synonyms:||imprison immure put_away put_behind_bars jug gaol lag remand incarcerate|
"The suspects were imprisoned without trial" "the murderer was incarcerated for the rest of his life"
|Related terms:||confine law imprisonment captivity prison_guard imprisonment|