Jail

Definition of Jail

Pronunciation: jāl
n.1.A kind of prison; a building for the confinement of persons held in lawful custody, especially for minor offenses or with reference to some future judicial proceeding.
This jail I count the house of liberty.
- Milton.
Jail delivery
the release of prisoners from jail, either legally or by violence.
Jail delivery commission
See under Gaol.
Jail fever
(Med.) typhus fever, or a disease resembling it, generated in jails and other places crowded with people; - called also hospital fever, and ship fever.
Jail liberties
a space or district around a jail within which an imprisoned debtor was, on certain conditions, allowed to go at large.
Jail lock
a peculiar form of padlock; - called also Scandinavian lock.
- Abbott.
v. t.1.To imprison.
[Bolts] that jail you from free life.
- Tennyson.

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