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gaol

Legal Definition of gaol

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Definition of gaol

Etymology

    From Northern Old French gaole (modern French ge˘le), from gabiola, a popular diminutive of Latin cavea ("cage").

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /dʒeɪl/
  • Rhymes: -eɪl

Noun

gaol (plural gaols)

  1. Alternative spelling of jail.
  2. (Australian, New Zealand) Preferred alternative spelling of jail.

Verb

to gaol (third-person singular simple present gaols, present participle gaoling, simple past and past participle gaoled)

  1. (British) To confine in a gaol; to imprison

Derived terms

  • engaol
  • gaoler

Anagrams

  • Alphagram: aglo
  • goal
  • Olga

References:

  1. Wiktionary. Published under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.



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