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noun [C] uk   /ˌpen.ɪˈten.ʃər.i/ /-ə-/  us   /-tʃə.riː/ US
a state or federal prison
Translations of “penitentiary”
in Vietnamese trại giam…
in Spanish Penitenciaria…
in Thai คุก…
in Malaysian penjara…
in Chinese (Traditional) 監獄…
in Indonesian penjara…
in Russian тюрьма (в США)…
in Turkish (ABD) cezaevi, hapishane…
in Chinese (Simplified) 监狱…
in Polish więzienie, zakład karny…
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