jailhouse

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noun jail·house \ˈjāl-ˌhau̇s\

Definition of jailhouse

  1. :  jail 1

Examples of jailhouse in a sentence

  1. <received a tip from an informant inside the county jailhouse>

1812

First Known Use of jailhouse

1812


Law Dictionary

jailhouse

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noun jail·house \ˈjāl-ˌhau̇s\

Legal Definition of jailhouse

  1. :  jail



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