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pen·i·ten·tia·ry / ˌpenəˈtenshərē/ • n. (pl. -ries) 1. a prison for people convicted of serious crimes. 2. (in the Roman Catholic Church) a priest charged with certain aspects of the administration of the sacrament of penance. ∎  an office in the papal court forming a tribunal for deciding on questions relating to penance, dispensations, and absolution.

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Penitentiary

PENITENTIARY

A prison or place of confinement where persons convicted of felonies serve their term of imprisonment.

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Jail.

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penitentiary

penitentiary: see prison.

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