bread and water

A diet constituting a special condition of imprisonment for crime. 21 Am J2d Crim L § 615.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • water — 1 noun (U) 1 LIQUID a) the clear colourless liquid that falls as rain, fills lakes and rivers, and is necessary for life to exist: This reservoir supplies the whole city with water. | The prisoners were given only bread and water. |… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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