Legal Definition of gaol
Definition of gaol
From Northern Old French gaole (modern French ge˘le), from gabiola, a popular diminutive of Latin cavea ("cage").
- IPA: /dʒeɪl/
- Rhymes: -eɪl
gaol (plural gaols)
- Alternative spelling of jail.
- (Australian, New Zealand) Preferred alternative spelling of jail.
to gaol (third-person singular simple present gaols, present participle gaoling, simple past and past participle gaoled)
- (British) To confine in a gaol; to imprison
- Alphagram: aglo
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