state prison

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noun

a prison maintained by a state for the confinement of felons.

Nearby words

  1. state of the union address,
  2. state of the union message,
  3. state of war,
  4. state police,
  5. state prayers,
  6. state registered nurse,
  7. state religion,
  8. state rights,
  9. state school,
  10. state services

Origin of state prison

First recorded in 1715–25

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State prison

noun

(in the US) a prison where persons convicted of serious crimes are confined
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