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Noun: penal institution  'pee-nul ,in-sti't(y)oo-shun
  1. An institution where persons are confined for punishment and to protect the public
    - penal facility

Derived forms: penal institutions

Type of: institution

Part of: base, infrastructure

Encyclopedia: Penal institution