Correctional (adjective)

Relating to or intended for the correction of offenders or their rehabilitation.


Early 17th century: from correct + -ional, on the pattern of words such as educational.


  1. He was sentenced to a term in a correctional facility.
  2. The correctional system aims to rehabilitate offenders.
  3. He had a background in correctional psychology.
  4. The correctional officer observed the inmates.
  5. The new prison will have a more modern approach to correctional methods.
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