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(ˈnjuːɡɪt; -ˌɡeɪt)
(Named Buildings) a famous London prison, in use from the Middle Ages: demolished in 1902


(ˈnuˌgeɪt, -gɪt, ˈnyu-)

a former prison in London.
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Noun1.Newgate - a former prison in London notorious for its unsanitary conditions and burnt down in riots in 1780; a new prison was built on the same spot but was torn down in 1902
British capital, capital of the United Kingdom, Greater London, London - the capital and largest city of England; located on the Thames in southeastern England; financial and industrial and cultural center
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To Newgate Gentle Youth (replied I), to see Augustus.
Next thing to it," returned Wemmick, "I am going to Newgate.
We were at Newgate in a few minutes, and we passed through the lodge where some fetters were hanging up on the bare walls among the prison rules, into the interior of the jail.
I wished that Wemmick had not met me, or that I had not yielded to him and gone with him, so that, of all days in the year on this day, I might not have had Newgate in my breath and on my clothes.
Who was Born in Newgate, and during a Life of continu'd Variety for Threescore Years, besides her Childhood, was Twelve Year a Whore, five times a Wife (whereof once to her own Brother), Twelve Year a Thief, Eight Year a Transported Felon in Virginia, at last grew Rich, liv'd Honest, and dies a Penitent.
In the midst of them, the hangman, ever busy and ever worse than useless, was in constant requisition; now, stringing up long rows of miscellaneous criminals; now, hanging a housebreaker on Saturday who had been taken on Tuesday; now, burning people in the hand at Newgate by the dozen, and now burning pamphlets at the door of Westminster Hall; to-day, taking the life of an atrocious murderer, and to-morrow of a wretched pilferer who had robbed a farmer's boy of sixpence.
When Lady Bellaston heard the young lord's scruples, she treated them with the same disdain with which one of those sages of the law, called Newgate solicitors, treats the qualms of conscience in a young witness.
It was the ghastly popular record of Criminal Trials in England, called the Newgate Calendar.
He turned to the side-table, and, producing the volumes of the Newgate Calendar, gave one to his brother.
The anti-popish prisoners in Newgate, five and fourpence.
The sale of this successful Central Florida business was brokered by NewGate Capital Partners out of Winter Park, Florida.
Regional Mall Exposure: Two of the top five loans in the pool, Visalia Mall and Newgate Mall (10.