Definition of high-security in English:



  • Extremely secure.

    ‘a high-security jail’
    • ‘The two men await trial in the high-security section of Goulburn jail.’
    • ‘She was caught trying to smuggle 50 grams of heroin, hidden in her underwear, into Whitemoor high-security prison, Cambridgeshire.’
    • ‘She thinks the number of beds should be slashed to cut down on the number of people sent to high-security wards.’
    • ‘Lord Archer yesterday arrived at a prison in rural Norfolk after spending three weeks in a tough high-security jail, the Prison Service said.’
    • ‘The high-security system is aimed at reducing opportunities for fraud, but criminals are believed to have been trying to steal the cards before they reach customers.’
    • ‘A South Essex psychiatric hospital is to get 12 extra beds for patients who have been treated at high-security institutions like Broadmoor.’
    • ‘He has been held at a high-security mental hospital in Nottinghamshire where he is currently undergoing assessment to ascertain whether or not he is mentally fit to stand trial.’
    • ‘Now staff are taking back their schools for their pupils, introducing high-security fencing and security guards.’
    • ‘Smith, who has been diagnosed as suffering from a psychopathic condition, will spend the next three months at the high-security hospital while his mental health is examined.’
    • ‘After spending five months in a high-security jail, on Tuesday he was released on bail.’
    • ‘However, he believes he will soon be transferred to a high-security establishment, either a prison or back to a secure hospital like Rampton or Ashworth.’
    • ‘The Sunday Times has discovered that almost 100 unsupervised home visits by patients at the high-security institution have been approved in the past three years.’
    • ‘The men were not detained in Scotland's specialist high-security police cells at Govan police station but taken back to Aberdeen.’
    • ‘A police investigation is underway after an inmate at a high-security Yorkshire jail was taken hostage and stabbed by two other prisoners.’
    • ‘Held in a high-security jail, he has not responded publicly to his arrest.’
    • ‘Most will have committed serious offences, some coming from high-security hospitals and others from prisons and other medium-secure services.’
    • ‘A York aircraft enthusiast detained by Greek authorities faces possible transfer to a violent and overcrowded high-security jail, it emerged today.’
    • ‘He said there were no plans for the double murderer to be moved from the high-security Yorkshire prison.’
    • ‘A number of ‘serious systems failures’ at a high-security jail led to his suicide bid, it was revealed yesterday.’
    • ‘Dozens of lethal weapons have disappeared from Britain's high-security military bases and found their way on to the streets, it has emerged.’