detention house

house of detention for criminals, institution where criminal offenders are held in custody (especially juvenile delinquents)

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • detention house — noun an institution where juvenile offenders can be held temporarily (usually under the supervision of a juvenile court) • Syn: ↑detention home, ↑house of detention, ↑detention camp • Hypernyms: ↑correctional institution …   Useful english dictionary

  • breaking out of a detention house — escaping out of prison, getting out of a holding facility …   English contemporary dictionary

  • house of detention — house of detention: a place where prisoners and occasionally witnesses are detained pending a trial compare house of correction, jail, lockup, penitentiary, prison …   Law dictionary

  • detention home — noun an institution where juvenile offenders can be held temporarily (usually under the supervision of a juvenile court) • Syn: ↑detention house, ↑house of detention, ↑detention camp • Hypernyms: ↑correctional institution * * * noun : a house of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • house of detention — noun an institution where juvenile offenders can be held temporarily (usually under the supervision of a juvenile court) • Syn: ↑detention home, ↑detention house, ↑detention camp • Hypernyms: ↑correctional institution * * * 1. : a place where… …   Useful english dictionary

  • detention camp — noun an institution where juvenile offenders can be held temporarily (usually under the supervision of a juvenile court) • Syn: ↑detention home, ↑detention house, ↑house of detention • Hypernyms: ↑correctional institution * * * a compound where… …   Useful english dictionary

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