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Meaning & Definition of Penitentiary in English

English

Penitentiary

/pɛnɪtɛnʧəri/

noun

1. A correctional institution for those convicted of major crimes

    synonym:
  • penitentiary
  • ,
  • pen

adjective

1. Used for punishment or reform of criminals or wrongdoers

  • "Penitentiary institutions"
    synonym:
  • penitentiary

2. Showing or constituting penance

  • "Penitential tears"
  • "Wrote a penitential letter apologizing for her hasty words"
    synonym:
  • penitential
  • ,
  • penitentiary