What is another word for gaol?

145 synonyms found


[ d͡ʒˈe͡ɪl], [ d‍ʒˈe‍ɪl], [ dʒ_ˈeɪ_l]

Gaol, also commonly spelled as jail, prison or penitentiary is a place of confinement for people who have been convicted of a crime. There are several synonyms for the word gaol that are used interchangeably such as lockup, correctional facility, detention center, reformatory, and house of detention just to name a few. Each of these synonyms carries its own unique connotations and serve to describe the different types of penalties for criminal offences. While the terms may have some similarities in their meanings, they are often utilized to convey specific aspects of incarceration such as the length of the sentence, the level of security and the type of offenders being detained.

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How to use "Gaol" in context?

1. gaol, also known as a jail, is a correctional institution that holds offenders until they are released, sentenced, or die in custody.

2. The earliest known example of a jail is from the ancient Egyptian city of Saqqara. It held criminals until they were sentenced to death.

3. The first jail in England was built in 1314. It was a small, damp, and dark place that held criminals until they were released, sentenced, or died in custody.

4. The English word "gaol" comes from the Medieval Latin word "jailo," which means "to keep in custody."

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