Correctional means related to prisons. [mainly AM]

He is currently being held in a metropolitan correctional center.

...a jail correctional officer.

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • Correctional — Cor*rec tion*al (k?r r?k sh?n al), a. [Cf. F. correctionnel.] Tending to, or intended for, correction; used for correction; as, a correctional institution. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • correctional —    of or pertaining to prison    The theory is that convicts are there to be taught better ways:     Correctional that s a good word. The inmates were corrected all right. Killed with a lethal injection. (P. D. James, 1994)    An American… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • correctional — adjective a) Of, pertaining to, or intended for correction. correctional officer, correctional policy, correctional services. b) Of or pertaining to the imprisonment or rehabilitation of convicted criminals …   Wiktionary

  • correctional — adj. Correctional is used with these nouns: ↑facility, ↑institution …   Collocations dictionary

  • correctional — cor|rec|tion|al [kəˈrekʃənəl] adj [only before noun] technical relating to the punishment of criminals correctional facility/institution/centre (=a prison) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • correctional — cor|rec|tion|al [ kə rekʃənl ] adjective relating to prisons and prisoners: correctional programs/systems …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • correctional — UK [kəˈrekʃ(ə)nəl] / US [kəˈrekʃən(ə)l] adjective mainly American relating to prisons and prisoners correctional systems …   English dictionary

  • correctional — correction ► NOUN 1) the action or process of correcting. 2) a change that rectifies an error or inaccuracy. DERIVATIVES correctional adjective (chiefly N. Amer. ) …   English terms dictionary

  • correctional — adjective concerned with or providing correction a correctional institution • Similar to: ↑punitive, ↑punitory • Derivationally related forms: ↑correction …   Useful english dictionary

  • correctional — adjective see correction …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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