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Definition of Jail


  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.
  2. To imprison.

Jail Quotations

I done wrestled with an alligator, I done tussled with a whale; handcuffed lightning, thrown thunder in jail; only last week, I murdered a rock, injured a stone, hospitalised a brick; I'm so mean I make medicine sick.
Muhammad Ali

Creativity can release you from the limitations that the world has constructed around you; the everyday, mundane, 9-5 jail cell where everybody is waiting for the weekend to party so they can get outside of their head.
Robert LaSardo

I was kind of excited about going to jail the first time and I learnt some great dialogue.
Quentin Tarantino

No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get himself into a jail; for being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned... a man in a jail has more room, better food, and commonly better company.
Samuel Johnson

I just spent 11 and a half months in a maximum-security jail, got shot five times, and was wrongly convicted of a crime I didn't commit.
Tupac Shakur
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Jail Translations

jail in Dutch is gevangenis, nor, kerker
jail in French is prison
jail in Hungarian is dutyi, fogda
jail in Italian is prigione
jail in Latin is carcer
jail in Norwegian is fengsel, fengsle
jail in Portuguese is cadeia, prisno, cadeio
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