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  1. [noun] 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: jail, jailhouse, clink, slammer

  2. [verb] 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"
    Synonyms: imprison, incarcerate, lag, immure, put behind bars, jail, jug, put away, remand


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