One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A prison managed by the State; (in early use) specifically †one in which political offenders are held (obsolete).
2A prison managed by the state in which it is located.
Late 17th century; earliest use found in Robert Ferguson (d. 1714), pamphleteer and conspirator.
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