Definition of Penitentiary


  • a correctional institution for those convicted of major crimes


  • showing or constituting penance
    "penitential tears"
    "wrote a penitential letter apologizing for her hasty words"
  • used for punishment or reform of criminals or wrongdoers
    "penitentiary institutions"
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Unscramble penitentiary

663 unscramble word found using the letters penitentiary.

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