Definition of Madhouses

1. Noun. (plural of madhouse) ¹



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Definition of Madhouses

1. madhouse [n] - See also: madhouse

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Madhouses

madelung deformity
mademoiselle
mademoiselles
maderise
maderised
maderises
maderize
maderized
maderizes
maderizing
madescent
madest
madge
madges
madhouse
madhouses (current term)
madia
madia oil
madia oil plant
madid
madidans
madindoline
madisterium
madjoun
madling
madlings
madly
madman
madmen
madnep

Literary usage of Madhouses

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1. A Digest of the Law of Scotland: With Special Reference to the Office and by Hugh Barclay, Scotland (1855)
"The statutes which relate to lunacy and madhouses in Scotland are three in number:—55 Geo. III. c. 69 (7th June 1815) ; 9 Oeo. IV. c. ..."

2. A Practical Treatise on the Law Concerning Lunatics, Idiots, and Persons of by Leonard Shelford (1833)
"3, c. e». tuled An Act to regulate madhouses in Scotland, which requires to be altered and amended in some respects; be it therefore enacted by the King's ..."

3. The Journal of Foreign Medical Science and Literature edited by Samuel Emlen (1816)
"A Letter addressed to the Chairman of the Select Committee of the House of Commons, appointed to enquire into the State of madhouses; to which is subjoined ..."

4. Sketches in London by James Grant (1838)
"Difficulty of obtaining accurate information on the subject of the Lunatic Asylums in London—Private madhouses—Their number, and the number, &c., ..."

5. Memoirs of the Reign of King George the Third by Horace Walpole (1845)
"I mean the committee to inspect and redress the grievous abuses of madhouses.1 Charles Townshend took great pains in that business, distinguished himself, ..."

6. Historical and Biographical Essays by John Forster (1858)
"To this date, also, belong several pamphlets on Dissenters' questions ; his attempted enforcement of a better scheme for the Regulation of madhouses, ..."

7. Turkish Life and Character by Walter Thornbury (1860)
"madhouses ES CONSTANTINOPLE. I HAD obtained the Sultan's permission to visit the Government Madhouse—the Demir-Khan—as the Turks call it; and I dreaded, ..."

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