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Jail vs. Vail — What's the Difference?

Jail vs. Vail — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Jail and Vail

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Jail

A place of detention, especially for persons who are accused of committing a crime and have not been released on bail or for persons who are serving short sentences after conviction of a misdemeanor.
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Vail

To lower (a banner, for example).
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Jail

Detention in a jail.
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Vail

To doff (one's hat) as a token of respect or submission.
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Jail

To detain in a jail.
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Vail

To descend; lower.
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Jail

A place or institution for the confinement of persons held against their will in lawful custody or detention, especially (in US usage) a place where people are held for minor offenses or with reference to some future judicial proceeding.
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Vail

To doff one's hat.
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Jail

(uncountable) Confinement in a jail.
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Vail

(obsolete) Profit; return; proceeds.
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Jail

(horse racing) The condition created by the requirement that a horse claimed in a claiming race not be run at another track for some period of time (usually 30 days).
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Vail

Money given to servants by visitors; a gratuity; also vale.
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Jail

In dodgeball and related games, the area where players who have been struck by the ball are confined.
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Vail

(obsolete) Submission.
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Jail

A kind of sandbox for running a guest operating system instance.
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Vail

To lower, let fall; to allow or cause to sink.
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Jail

To imprison.
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Vail

To lower or “dip” a carried flag or banner in a salute by a forward reducing of the angle of the pike/flagstaff with respect to the ground; in extreme instances, as when saluting a monarch, both the banner and the finial of the pike are allowed to rest upon the ground.
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Jail

A kind of prison; a building for the confinement of persons held in lawful custody, especially for minor offenses or with reference to some future judicial proceeding.
This jail I count the house of liberty.
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Vail

To lower a sail, in salute or otherwise.
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Jail

To imprison.
[Bolts] that jail you from free life.
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Vail

To remove as a sign of deference, as a hat.
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Jail

A correctional institution used to detain persons who are in the lawful custody of the government (either accused persons awaiting trial or convicted persons serving a sentence)
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Vail

To pay homage, bow, submit, defer (to someone or something); to yield, give way (to something).
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Jail

Lock up or confine, in or as in a jail;
The suspects were imprisoned without trial
The murderer was incarcerated for the rest of his life
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Vail

Archaic form of veil
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Vail

Misspelling of veil
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Vail

Same as Veil.
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Vail

Avails; profit; return; proceeds.
My house is as 'twere the cave where the young outlaw hoards the stolen vails of his occupation.
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Vail

An unexpected gain or acquisition; a casual advantage or benefit; a windfall.
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Vail

Money given to servants by visitors; a gratuity; - usually in the plural.
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Vail

Submission; decline; descent.
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Vail

To let fall; to allow or cause to sink.
Vail your regardUpon a wronged, I would fain have said, a maid!
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Vail

To lower, or take off, in token of inferiority, reverence, submission, or the like.
France must vail her lofty-plumed crest!
Without vailing his bonnet or testifying any reverence for the alleged sanctity of the relic.
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Vail

To yield or recede; to give place; to show respect by yielding, uncovering, or the like.
Thy convenience must vail to thy neighbor's necessity.
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