Gaol vs. Jail

Gaol vs. Jail — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Gaol and Jail

Gaolnoun

alternative spelling of jail

Jailnoun

A place or institution for the confinement of persons held in lawful custody or detention, especially for minor offenses or with reference to some future judicial proceeding.

Gaolverb

alternative spelling of jail

Jailnoun

(uncountable) Confinement in a jail.

Gaolnoun

a correctional institution used to detain persons who are in the lawful custody of the government (either accused persons awaiting trial or convicted persons serving a sentence)

Jailnoun

(horse racing) The condition created by the requirement that a horse claimed in a claiming race not be run at another track for some period of time (usually 30 days).

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Gaolverb

lock up or confine, in or as in a jail;

The suspects were imprisoned without trialthe murderer was incarcerated for the rest of his life

Jailnoun

In dodgeball and related games, the area where players who have been struck by the ball are confined.

Jailnoun

A kind of sandbox for running a guest operating system instance.

Jailverb

To imprison.

Jailnoun

a correctional institution used to detain persons who are in the lawful custody of the government (either accused persons awaiting trial or convicted persons serving a sentence)

Jailverb

lock up or confine, in or as in a jail;

The suspects were imprisoned without trialthe murderer was incarcerated for the rest of his life
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