Gaoled



[jeyl] /dʒeɪl/

noun, verb (used with object), British.
1.
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[jeyl] /dʒeɪl/
noun
1.
a prison, especially one for the detention of persons awaiting trial or convicted of minor offenses.
verb (used with object)
2.
to take into or hold in lawful custody; imprison.
/dʒeɪl/
noun, verb
1.
(Brit) a variant spelling of jail
/dʒeɪl/
noun
1.
a place for the confinement of persons convicted and sentenced to imprisonment or of persons awaiting trial to whom bail is not granted
2.
(informal) get out of jail, get out of jail free, to get out of a difficult situation
verb
3.
(transitive) to confine in prison

see jail, you tea-sodden football hooligan.
n.

late 13c., gayhol, from Old North French gaiole and Old French jaole, both meaning “a cage, prison,” from Medieval Latin gabiola, from Late Latin caveola, diminutive of Latin cavea “cage, enclosure, stall, coop” (see cave (n.)). Both forms carried into Middle English; now pronounced “jail” however it is spelled. Persistence of Norman-derived gaol (preferred in Britain) is “chiefly due to statutory and official tradition” [OED].
v.

“to put in jail,” c.1600, from jail (n.). Related: Jailed; jailing.

verb

To live tolerably in jail; survive imprisonment: Roy taught me how to jail (1980s+)

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