detention home
noun Date: circa 1930 a house of detention for juvenile delinquents usually under the supervision of a juvenile court

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  • detention home — noun an institution where juvenile offenders can be held temporarily (usually under the supervision of a juvenile court) • Syn: ↑detention house, ↑house of detention, ↑detention camp • Hypernyms: ↑correctional institution * * * noun : a house of… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • detention home — deten′tion home n. a house of correction or detention for juvenile offenders, usu. under the supervision of a juvenile court • Etymology: 1925–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • detention home — a house of correction or detention for juvenile offenders or delinquents, usually under the supervision of a juvenile court. [1925 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • detention home — noun An institution in which juvenile offenders are temporarily housed …   Wiktionary

  • detention camp — noun an institution where juvenile offenders can be held temporarily (usually under the supervision of a juvenile court) • Syn: ↑detention home, ↑detention house, ↑house of detention • Hypernyms: ↑correctional institution * * * a compound where… …   Useful english dictionary

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