Definition of "jails" []

  • A place for the confinement of persons convicted and sentenced to imprisonment or of persons awaiting trial to whom bail is not granted (noun)
  • To confine in prison (verb)
  • Plural form of jail. (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of jail. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "jails" in a sentence
  • "Soon, hundreds of suspects were being held in jails in and around Washington."
  • "Of current users, studies suggest that some 200,000 spend time in jails each year."
  • "Poor ones often find themselves in jails and on the streets."