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penitentiaries

noun , plural of penitentiary

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a place of confinement for persons held in lawful custody
  • a sentence in the state penitentiary for robbery
Synonyms of penitentiaries

bastilles, big houses [slang], bridewells, brigs, calabooses, cans, clinks [slang], coolers, coops, guardrooms, hocks, holds, hoosegows, jails, jailhouses, joints [slang], jugs, lockups, nicks [British slang], pens, pokeys [slang], prisons, quods [British slang], slams, slammers, stirs [slang], stockades, tolbooths [Scottish]

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