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Definition of "gaol" []

  • Chiefly British Variant of jail. (noun)

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Use "gaol" in a sentence
  • "During the Emergency Mrs. Gandhi threw the Maharani in gaol for a while (on trumped up charges of tax evasion — in connection with “undeclared” jewels), then let her out again."
  • "Poor old Clegg (NI) spent years in gaol before we discovered there was no proof it was his bullet that killed anyone."
  • "What better place for social-working worthies to practice than in gaol? on April 13, 2010 at 6: 00 pm Gary"