Newgate

[ noo-geyt, -git, nyoo- ]
/ ˈnuˌgeɪt, -gɪt, ˈnyu- /
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noun

a prison in London, England: torn down 1902.
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Newgate

/ (ˈnjuːɡɪt, -ˌɡeɪt) /

noun

a famous London prison, in use from the Middle Ages: demolished in 1902
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Word Origin and History for newgate

Newgate


1596, in reference to the famous London prison, which was torn down 1902-3.

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