Dictionary

house of correction

Definition of HOUSE OF CORRECTION

:  a penal institution for persons convicted of a minor offense and considered capable of reformation

First Known Use of HOUSE OF CORRECTION

circa 1576

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: house of delegatesPrevious Word in the Dictionary: House of CommonsAll Words Near: house of correction
March 27, 2015
quiescent Hear it
Tranquilly at rest or causing no trouble
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears