protectory

noun
pro·​tec·​to·​ry | \ prə-ˈtek-t(ə-)rē How to pronounce protectory (audio) \
plural protectories

Definition of protectory

: an institution for the protection and care of usually homeless or delinquent children

First Known Use of protectory

1865, in the meaning defined above

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“Protectory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/protectory. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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