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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A correctional institution for those convicted of major crimes adj. - Used for punishment or reform of criminals or wrongdoers.

Usage examples (38)
  • penitentiary institutions
  • Please explain how a federal maximum security penitentiary is like a hotel in any way.
  • In 1843 it was called a penitentiary instead of a prison.
  • The penitentiary is a place for punishment and reformation. for more
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