Definition of Borstal

1. Noun. Formerly a British reform school for youths considered too young to send to prison.




Definition of Borstal

1. Noun. (historical) Any of the prisons set up in Britain for delinquent boys from 1895 to 1983. ¹

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Definition of Borstal

1. a reformatory [n -S] - See also: reformatory

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Borstal

borsch
borsches
borscht
borscht belt
borscht circuit
borschts
borsh
borshch
borshches
borsholder
borsholders
borsht
borsht belt
borsht circuit
borshts
borstal
borstal training
borstall
borstalls
borstals
bort
bortezomib
bortier
bortiest
borts
bortsch
bortsches
borty
bortz
bortzes

Literary usage of Borstal

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1. Prison Bound: The Denial of Juvenile Justice in Pakistan by Vikram Parekh (1999)
"Borstal Institute and Juvenile Jail, Bahawalpur Perched on the edge of the Cholistan ... But as the legislative record indicates, the Bahawalpur borstal was ..."

2. Juvenile Injustice: Police Abuse and Dentention of Street Children in Kenya by Yodon Thonden, Lois Whitman, Binaifer Nowrojee (1997)
"Physical Conditions Article 4 of the Borstal Institutions Act requires that every borstal institution shall provide "proper sanitary arrangements, ..."

3. The Canadian Law Times by Judicial Committee, Great Britain, Privy Council (1911)
"The Borstal system therefore combines strict discipline with moral and religious ... The above account of the system is taken from " Borstal in 1910," an ..."

4. Parochial Antiquities Attempted in the History of Ambrosden, Burcester, and by White Kennett, Thomas Delafield (1818)
"... granted to John Fitz- Nigel of Borstal part of a curtilage and two furlongs of arable land, for the payment of one penny yearly to the king at his manor ..."

5. A General and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage of the by John Burke (1832)
"Sir Edmund de la Pole ; which latter lady inherited Borstal on the demise of her sister >.. p. and her daughter Catherine de la Po\e conveyed it to her ..."

6. Sussex Archaeological Collections Relating to the History and Antiquities of by Sussex Archaeological Society (1856)
"The derivation of the word Borstal from the Saxon words ... so that it was a part of the " Cold Borstal " which was granted by ..."

7. Penal Discipline by Mary Louisa Gordon (1922)
"I have mentioned the above facts with regard to local prisons in order to be able to discuss the Borstal, and Modified Borstal Systems in relation to them. ..."

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