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jail:

see prisonprison,
place of confinement for the punishment and rehabilitation of criminals. By the end of the 18th cent. imprisonment was the chief mode of punishment for all but capital crimes.
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What does it mean when you dream about jail?

Dreaming about being in jail usually reflects a sense of restriction one feels in one’s outer life, the limiting of one’s creativity. It could also indicate a sense of guilt or self-criticism. Alternatively, the dreamer may need to “put a lock on” certain actions and behavior. Dreaming about being the jailor is similar, though it shifts the focus to our own agency—we are the ones restricting ourselves.

jail

1. A prison.
2. A building or place for the legal detention of persons.

jail

, gaol
a place for the confinement of persons convicted and sentenced to imprisonment or of persons awaiting trial to whom bail is not granted

Jail

(dreams)
Dreaming about jail may make you think that you have done something immoral or illegal, or committed an act that merits punishment. You may also have a fear of being trapped emotionally or physically. If you are the jailer, you may have an unconscious desire to exert control over others or in a particular situation. Either way, this dream suggests that you have obstacles in your life that may not be easy to overcome.
References in classic literature ?
Just the same he lay in jail all night without bail.
Not that jail alone,' cried Hugh, 'but every jail in London.
So they would struggle to hang on until he got out of jail--or would they know that he was in jail, would they be able to find out anything about him?
With some difficulty, after many turnings and new inquiries, they reached Prison Street; and the grim walls of the jail, the first object that answered to any image in Silas's memory, cheered him with the certitude, which no assurance of the town's name had hitherto given him, that he was in his native place.
I had come out of Kingston Jail last on a vagrancy committal.
The sigh which Louisa tittered was so faint, that it was only heard by Elizabeth, who replied quickly, “We are going not only to the jail, Mr.
S'pose you go along Tulagi," Sheldon warned him, "you catch 'm strong fella whipping and you stop along jail three fella year.
Straight toward the jail the criminal held his way.
This may be to judge my neighbors harshly; for I believe that many of them are not aware that they have such an institution as the jail in their village.
Detained at the police jail, the negro wench, Myra.
That is, if those blighters don't put me in jail for getting that money out of them.
A STATESMAN who had been indicted by an unfeeling Grand Jury was arrested by a Sheriff and thrown into jail.