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bridewell

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a place of confinement for persons held in lawful custody
  • the citadel was later converted into a bridewell to house the city's growing criminal population
Synonyms of bridewell

bastille, big house [slang], brig, calaboose, can, clink [slang], cooler, coop, guardroom, hock, hold, hoosegow, jail, jailhouse, joint [slang], jug, lockup, nick [British slang], pen, penitentiary, pokey [slang], prison, quod [British slang], slam, slammer, stir [slang], stockade, tolbooth [Scottish]

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