HyperDic: penal_institution

English > 1 sense of the expression penal institution:
NOUNartifactpenal institution, penal facilityan institution where persons are confined for punishment and to protect the public
English > penal institution: 1 sense > noun 1, artifact
MeaningAn institution where persons are confined for punishment and to protect the public.
Synonympenal facility
Part ofinfrastructure, baseThe stock of basic facilities and capital equipment needed for the functioning of a country or area
NarrowerbrigA penal institution (especially on board a ship)
campA penal institution (often for forced labor)
correctional institutionA penal institution maintained by the government
penal colonyA penal institution where prisoners are exiled (often located on an island from which escape is difficult or impossible)
BroaderinstitutionAn establishment consisting of a building or complex of buildings where an organization for the promotion of some cause is situated
Spanishinstitución penal, prisión
Catalaninstitució penal, presó

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