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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 bas·tille /bæˈsti(ə)l/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bas·tile Bas·tille n.
 1. Feud. Fort. A tower or an elevated work, used for the defense, or in the siege, of a fortified place.
    The high bastiles . . . which overtopped the walls.   --Holland.
 2. “The Bastille”, formerly a castle or fortress in Paris, used as a prison, especially for political offenders; hence, a rhetorical name for a prison.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a jail (literally, a French jail)