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PENITENTIARY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does penitentiary mean? 

PENITENTIARY (noun)
  The noun PENITENTIARY has 1 sense:

1. a correctional institution for those convicted of major crimes

  Familiarity information: PENITENTIARY used as a noun is very rare.


PENITENTIARY (adjective)
  The adjective PENITENTIARY has 1 sense:

1. used for punishment or reform of criminals or wrongdoers

  Familiarity information: PENITENTIARY used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PENITENTIARY (noun)


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Meaning:

A correctional institution for those convicted of major crimes

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

penitentiary; pen

Hypernyms ("penitentiary" is a kind of...):

correctional institution (a penal institution maintained by the government)


PENITENTIARY (adjective)


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Meaning:

Used for punishment or reform of criminals or wrongdoers

Context example:

penitentiary institutions

Similar:

punitive; punitory (inflicting punishment)


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