Definition of Penal institution

1. Noun. An institution where persons are confined for punishment and to protect the public.

Exact synonyms: Penal Facility
Specialized synonyms: Brig, Camp, Correctional Institution, Penal Colony
Group relationships: Base, Infrastructure
Generic synonyms: Institution



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Penal Institution

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penal facility
penal institution (current term)
penal notice
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Literary usage of Penal institution

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1. Judicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases by West Publishing Company (1904)
"penal institution of the state. Gen. St Conn. 1902, ! 2735. la extradition treaties. "Asylum," as used in extradition treaties, means a place where the ..."

2. The Irish Quarterly Review (1854)
"1 think that you require absolutely a penal institution, in which the punitive principle shall be carried out ; and you also require a reformatory ..."

3. Legislation on Insanity: A Collection of All the Lunacy Laws of the States by George Leib Harrison (1884)
"The physician for said prison or any penal institution «i948 °f this state shall give such medical and surgical pn>'J.af«pw"n" &id to the lunatic convicts ..."

4. Proceedings of the ... Annual Congress of Correction of the American by American Correctional Association (1889)
"That man ought not to be sent to a penal institution ; he ought to be sent to an inebriate asylum, where he can be treated medically, where he can have his ..."

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