bridewell

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noun bride·well \ˈbrīd-ˌwel, -wəl\

Definition of bridewell

  1. :  prison

Examples of bridewell in a sentence

  1. the citadel was later converted into a bridewell to house the city's growing criminal population

Origin and Etymology of bridewell

Bridewell, London jail


First Known Use: circa 1593



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