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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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  • It is clearly up to correctional plants to raise their charges beyond the level of the tin sport.

    Criminal Types V. M. Masten
  • It is no longer a question of correctional police; it is a matter for the Court of Assizes.

    Les Misrables Victor Hugo
  • In the correctional prisons the convicts cultivate the soil, make bricks, &c., and are entitled to half their wages.

    Roumania Past and Present James Samuelson
  • There are many kinds of correctional institutions and a number of schools not of a correctional character.

  • At present no correctional institutions exist suited to offenders whose radical fault is constitutional idleness.

    The Vagrancy Problem. William Harbutt Dawson
British Dictionary definitions for correctional


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