penal institution

Definition of penal institution

  1. :  a building where people are kept as punishment for a crime :  prison

Word by Word Definitions

penalplay
  1. :  of, relating to, or involving punishment, penalties, or punitive institutions

    :  liable to punishment

    :  used as a place of confinement and punishment

institutionplay
  1. :  an act of instituting :  establishment

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

    :  something or someone firmly associated with a place or thing


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