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[kuh-rek-shuh-nl] /kəˈrɛk ʃə nl/
of or relating to correction, especially to penal correction.
Origin of correctional
1830-40; correction + -al1
Related forms
noncorrectional, noun Unabridged
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  • Similarly, there had been no complaint about his behavior in his first five months at the correctional center.
  • As a result the mustang had both native sense and correctional-facility manners, and you can do a lot worse than that in a horse.
  • correctional officials see danger in prison overcrowding.
  • correctional officials see the danger in prison overcrowding.
  • Word travels fast in the community of correctional personnel.
  • State correctional facilities are also being overwhelmed by drug offenders.
British Dictionary definitions for correctional


(mainly US) of or relating to the punishment and rehabilitation of criminals: a correctional facility
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