Synonyms for jailed

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"I shall be jailed within twenty-four hours," thought our journalist.

I don't think any of them were jailed on that occasion, but she defied them to jail her.

It would only have satisfied her lower instincts of vengeance to have jailed Pauline.

We couldn't get crews after a time if we ironed and jailed 'em for each offense.

You want your dad to keep you jailed all afternoon, I guess.

She was lucky he didn't take her to El Paso with him and have her jailed.

Since Davidoff and Pletzky were jailed, the party has grown by leaps and bounds.

Whatever Mort had in his pockets was took out by Peasley when he jailed him.

An he oughter be jailed for what he done, added the miner, bitterly.

Getting out he asked for his client, who had been tried and jailed.

WORD ORIGIN

late 13c., gayhol, from Old North French gaiole and Old French jaole, both meaning "a cage, prison," from Medieval Latin gabiola, from Late Latin caveola, diminutive of Latin cavea "cage, enclosure, stall, coop" (see cave (n.)). Both forms carried into Middle English; now pronounced "jail" however it is spelled. Persistence of Norman-derived gaol (preferred in Britain) is "chiefly due to statutory and official tradition" [OED].

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adjectivetaken into custody
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