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lockup

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noun lock·up \ˈläk-ˌəp\

Simple Definition of lockup

  • : a place where prisoners are kept

  • : a garage (sense 1) that is rented out

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of lockup

  1. 1 :  jail; especially :  a local jail where persons are detained prior to court hearing

  2. 2 :  an act of locking :  the state of being locked

Examples of lockup in a sentence

  1. <the firm conviction that juvenile offenders should never be held in adult lockups>



1824

First Known Use of lockup

1824


LOCKUP Defined for Kids

lockup

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noun lock·up \ˈläk-ˌəp\

Definition of lockup for Students

  1. :  prison




Law Dictionary

lockup

noun lock·up

Legal Definition of lockup

  1. 1 :  a cell or group of cells (as in a courthouse) or jail where persons are held prior to a court hearing — compare house of correction, house of detention, jail, penitentiary, prison

  2. 2 :  the tactic of arranging with a friendly party an option to buy a valuable portion of one's corporate assets in order to discourage a takeover by another party





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