house of detention

Legal Definition of house of detention

: a place where prisoners and occasionally witnesses are detained pending a trial — compare house of correction, jail, lockup, penitentiary, prison

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“House of detention.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/house%20of%20detention. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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