detention home


Definition of detention home

: a house of detention for juvenile delinquents usually under the supervision of a juvenile court

Examples of detention home in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Police handcuffed and arrested the boy and took him to the county detention home. Improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle: Superior Road At 11:15 a.m. Jan. 9, an officer stopped a car for speeding. cleveland, "Boy, 16, arrested after threatening parents with screwdriver: Cleveland Heights police blotter," 18 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of detention home

circa 1930, in the meaning defined above

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“Detention home.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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