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  1. penitentiary

    • IPA[ˌpɛnɪˈtɛnʃ(ə)ri]

    英式

    • n.
      a prison for people convicted of serious crimes.;(in the Roman Catholic Church) a priest appointed to administer penance.
    • noun: penitentiary, plural noun: penitentiaries

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    名詞

    • 1. North American a prison for people convicted of serious crimes.
    • 2. (in the Roman Catholic Church) a priest appointed to administer penance.
    • an office in the papal court forming a tribunal for deciding on questions relating to penance, dispensations, and absolution.
    • n.
      (in the Roman Catholic Church) a cardinal presiding over the penitentiary.

    Oxford Dictionary

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    • IPA[ˌpenəˈten(t)SH(ə)rē]

    美式

    • n.
      a prison for people convicted of serious crimes.

    Oxford American Dictionary

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