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1. penitentiary

adjective. ['ˌpɛnɪˈtɛntʃɝi'] showing or constituting penance.

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  • penitentiaria (Latin)

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How do you pronounce penitentiary?

Pronounce penitentiary as ˌpɛnɪˈtɛnʧəri.

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2. penitentiary

adjective. ['ˌpɛnɪˈtɛntʃɝi'] used for punishment or reform of criminals or wrongdoers.

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  • penitentiaria (Latin)

3. penitentiary

noun. ['ˌpɛnɪˈtɛntʃɝi'] a correctional institution for those convicted of major crimes.

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  • penitentiaria (Latin)
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