workhouse

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noun work·house \ˈwərk-ˌhau̇s\

Definition of workhouse

  1. 1 British :  poorhouse

  2. 2 :  a house of correction for persons guilty of minor law violations

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First Known Use of workhouse

15th century


Law Dictionary

workhouse

noun work·house

Legal Definition of workhouse

  1. :  a correctional facility for persons guilty of minor criminal violations



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