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Meaning of gaol


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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

  gaol
      n 1: 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) [syn: {jail}, {jailhouse}, {gaol}, {clink},
           {slammer}, {poky}, {pokey}]
      v 1: 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" [syn: {imprison}, {incarcerate},
           {lag}, {immure}, {put behind bars}, {jail}, {jug}, {gaol},
           {put away}, {remand}]


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