Mar. 29th, 2017

carceral

Mar. 29th, 2017 07:51 am
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carceral (KAR-suh-ruhl) - adj., of, pertaining to, or belonging to a prison.


A lesser-known cousin of incarcerate, both from the same Latin root carcer, prison/jail (as well as the starting place for a racecourse). Both were borrowed in the mid-16th century -- incarcerate in the 1550s, this one in the 1570s.

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