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 for Jail limits
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Jail \Jail\ (j[=a]l), n. [OE. jaile, gail, gayhol, OF. gaole,
     gaiole, jaiole, F. ge[^o]le, LL. gabiola, dim. of gabia cage,
     for L. cavea cavity, cage. See Cage.]
     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. [Written also
     gaol.]
     [1913 Webster]
  
           This jail I count the house of liberty.  --Milton.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Jail delivery, the release of prisoners from jail, either
        legally or by violence.
  
     Jail delivery commission. See under Gaol.
  
     Jail fever (Med.), typhus fever, or a disease resembling
        it, generated in jails and other places crowded with
        people; -- called also hospital fever, and ship fever.
        
  
     Jail liberties, or Jail limits, a space or district
        around a jail within which an imprisoned debtor was, on
        certain conditions, allowed to go at large. --Abbott.
  
     Jail lock, a peculiar form of padlock; -- called also
        Scandinavian lock.
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