Definition of "penitentiary"
  1. A facility where convicted criminals are incarcerated, run by either a state or federal authority
How to use "penitentiary" in a sentence
  1. He was sentenced to ten years in the penitentiary.
  2. The escapee had broken out from a maximum-security penitentiary.
  3. Potential reform measures aim to improve living conditions within the penitentiary.

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