correctional institution

Definition of correctional institution

:a prison
  • They live within sight of a correctional institution.

Word by Word Definitions

correction play correctional
  1. : the action or an instance of correcting: such as

  2. : amendment, rectification

  3. : rebuke, punishment

institution play
  1. : an act of instituting : establishment

  2. : a significant practice, relationship, or organization in a society or culture

  3. : an established organization or corporation (such as a bank or university) especially of a public character


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up correctional institution? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to suppress quietly or indirectly

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!