See under (def 3).
[pen-i-ten-shuh-ree] /ˌpɛn ɪˈtɛn ʃə ri/
noun, plural penitentiaries.
a place for imprisonment, reformatory discipline, or punishment, especially a prison maintained in the U.S. by a state or the federal government for serious offenders.
Roman Catholic Church. a tribunal in the Curia Romana, presided over by a cardinal (grand penitentiary) having jurisdiction over certain matters, as penance, confession, dispensation, absolution, and impediments, and dealing with questions of conscience reserved for the Holy See.
(of an offense) punishable by imprisonment in a penitentiary.
of, relating to, or intended for imprisonment, reformatory discipline, or punishment.
noun (pl) -ries
(in the US and Canada) a state or federal prison: in Canada, esp a federal prison for offenders convicted of serious crimes Sometimes shortened to pen
another word for penitential (sense 1)
(US & Canadian) (of an offence) punishable by imprisonment in a penitentiary
early 15c., “place of punishment for offenses against the church,” from Medieval Latin penitentiaria, from fem. of penitentiarius (adj.) “of penance,” from Latin paenitentia “penitence” (see penitence). Meaning “house of correction” (originally an asylum for prostitutes) is from 1806, short for penitentiary house (1776). Slang shortening pen is attested from 1884.
noun 1. a city in NE Texas.
noun 1. a piano having the frame supported horizontally on three legs. noun 1. a form of piano in which the strings are arranged horizontally. Grand pianos exist in three sizes Compare baby grand, boudoir grand, concert grand, upright piano
[French grahn pree] /French grɑ̃ ˈpri/ noun, plural Grand Prix, Grands Prix, Grand Prixes [all pronounced French grahn preez] /all pronounced French grɑ̃ ˈpriz/ (Show IPA) 1. (sometimes lowercase) any of various major automobile races over a long, arduous course, especially an international car race held each year over the same course. /French ɡrɑ̃ pri/ […]
[gran prey; French grahn prey] /ˈgræn ˈpreɪ; French grɑ̃ ˈpreɪ/ noun 1. a village in central Nova Scotia, on Minas Basin: locale of Longfellow’s Evangeline. /ɡrɒn preɪ; French ɡrɑ̃ pre/ noun 1. a village in SE Canada, in W Nova Scotia: setting of Longfellow’s Evangeline