Meaning of Penitentiary

English: Penitentiary
Bangla: কারাগার, অপরাধীদিগের সংশোধনাগার
Hindi: जेल, सुधार-गृह, क़ैदख़ाना
Type: Noun / বিশেষ্য / संज्ञा

Previous: penitential Next: penitently

Bangla Academy Dictionary:

Definition: 1

a place for imprisonment, reformatory discipline, or punishment, especially a prison maintained in the U.S. by a state or the federal government for serious offenders.

Definition: 2

Roman Catholic Church. a tribunal in the Curia Romana, presided over by a cardinal (grand penitentiary) having jurisdiction over certain matters, as penance, confession, dispensation, absolution, and impediments, and dealing with questions of conscience reserved for the Holy See.

Definition: 3

(of an offense) punishable by imprisonment in a penitentiary.

Definition: 4

of, relating to, or intended for imprisonment, reformatory discipline, or punishment.

Definition: 5