Definition of Bridewell

1. n. A house of correction for the confinement of disorderly persons; -- so called from a hospital built in 1553 near St. Bride's (or Bridget's) well, in London, which was subsequently a penal workhouse.



Definition of Bridewell

1. Noun. (dated in British rare elsewhere) A small prison, or a police station that has cells. ¹

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Definition of Bridewell

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bridewell

bridely
brideman
bridemen
brideprice
brideprices
brides
brides-to-be
bridesmaid
bridesmaided
bridesmaiding
bridesmaids
bridesman
bridesmen
bridewealth
bridewealths
bridewell (current term)
bridewells
bridezilla
bridezillas
bridg
bridge
bridge agent
bridge circuit
bridge corpuscle
bridge deck
bridge hand
bridge loan
bridge mount
bridge over
bridge partner

Literary usage of Bridewell

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1. London by Charles Knight (1851)
"1672, over Fleet ditch, and opposite bridewell hospital. This was removed during the formation of the Bridge approaches, October 19, 1765, and on the same ..."

2. The Statutes of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland [1807-1868/69] by Great Britain, George Kettilby Rickards (1856)
"Power to Justices to appoint auxiliary Board of Superintendence of bridewell Part of Sect. 94. of Prisons Act repealed. Prisoners may be committed to and ..."

3. The Early History of English Poor Relief by E M Leonard (1900)
"Part of the Report of bridewell. This report of bridewell seems to have been made in consequence of the inquiries of the commissioners on poor relief ..."

4. The Works of Francis Bacon by John Thomas Scharf, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Francis Bacon, James Spedding, Robert Leslie Ellis, Douglas Denon Heath, William Rawley (1879)
"... 1 The Cambridge MS. lias merely " A Discourse upon the Commission of bridewell." I do not suppose cither title is the original one. ..."

5. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1844)
"Report of the Boyd Hospitals of bridewell and Bethlem. ART. ... Hospitals nf bridewell and Bethlem, and if the Huuse of Occupations, for the year ending 31 ..."

6. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the English Courts of Common Law by Great Britain Bail Court (1869)
"Also to cause the said new bridewell and other buildings as aforesaid to be ... 34 it was enacted that, when the said new bridewell should be finished, ..."

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