Gaol

Definition of Gaol

Pronunciation: jāl
n.1.A place of confinement, especially for minor offenses or provisional imprisonment; a jail.
Commission of general gaol delivery
an authority conferred upon judges and others included in it, for trying and delivering every prisoner in jail when the judges, upon their circuit, arrive at the place for holding court, and for discharging any whom the grand jury fail to indict.
Gaol delivery
(Law) See Jail delivery, under Jail.

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