Factory Fac"to*ry, n.; pl. {Factories} (-r[i^]z). [Cf. F. factorerie.] 1. A house or place where factors, or commercial agents, reside, to transact business for their employers. ``The Company's factory at Madras.'' --Burke. [1913 Webster]

2. The body of factors in any place; as, a chaplain to a British factory. --W. Guthrie. [1913 Webster]

3. A building, or collection of buildings, appropriated to the manufacture of goods; the place where workmen are employed in fabricating goods, wares, or utensils; a manufactory; as, a cotton factory. [1913 Webster]

{Factory leg} (Med.), a variety of bandy leg, associated with partial dislocation of the tibia, produced in young children by working in factories. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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