actually it means jail. penitentiary is a big cage, where people are being changed in a good way.
Heeey! I see the penitentiary, one day
And runnin from the police.....

tupac shakur(dear mama)
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penitentiary - to qualify as a penitentiary, it must be a large, maximum security prison. the word, penitentiary is from the latin, penitent, which means to repent, be sorry for, or pay for one's mistakes. Its Latin root is: paenitent - repentent. prison jail hoosegow the big house deadlock lockdown the block the slammer stoney lonesome con college club fed calaboose the hole the joint the clink jailhouse
Yuhto was wrongly convicted of murder in the first degree and sentenced to fifteen years in Schelgar Penitentiary of the State of California, an enormous, poorly maintained maximum security prison. (paraphrased - from the novel, Deadlock, by Aida Saki and Takashina Yuu)
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"Ever since a nigga was a seed only thing promised to me was the penitentiary..."
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A common shelter that provides living accomodations for many African-Americans of our community.
"I'm finna be hittin' up some brothers in the penitentiary later. Dey got da best fried chicken there!" (spoken in Ebonics - the common vernacular of the black)
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Engaging in a highly risky act (usually illegal) that has the high possibility of landing one in jail or prison.
Bitch please. I'm not smoking weed in public. I don't believe in taking Penitentiary Chances.
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when you have violent anal sex with a someone as though you were in jail. this is usually done without consent and without a condom. it often involves the transmission of STDS especially HIV
once Ndu walked into cell block D, he knew he was going to get it penitentiary style -- now he has AIDS;

at the rape party, everyone was getting it penitentiary style
by evillestdude May 7, 2009
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A man who has been incarserated in the penitenary who upon release will have sex with anything that moves. 2. A 99 percent chance a fat woman will get sex.
"Of course that fat girl is going to get laid, he just got out of jail, he's got peniteniary penis.". "I don't care what she looks like, I got penitentiary penis"..
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