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1. A place of detention, especially for persons who are accused of committing a crime and have not been released on bail or for persons who are serving short sentences after conviction of a misdemeanor.
2. Detention in a jail.
tr.v. jailed, jail·ing, jails
To detain in a jail.

[From Middle English jaiole (from Old French) and from Middle English gaiol, gaol (from Old North French gaiole), both from Vulgar Latin *gaviola, from Latin *caveola, diminutive of cavea, cage, hollow.]
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Adj.1.jailed - being in captivity
unfree - hampered and not free; not able to act at will
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It was told in the meeting that after the Bannu Jail attack and in view of contacts of dangerous jailed criminals with terrorists surveillance of high security barracks has been increased.
"Then I went to the police to report that I had harmed my brother." The police jailed him, then moved him to Maula Prison a week later.
Receipt of prenatal care before the third trimester was less common, but case management to coordinate care was more common, if the mother had been jailed than if she was in the comparison group.
perform oral sex with the officers," Tanya Ross, who was jailed in Florida, told Dateline NBC in 1998.
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