Definition of Poorhouses

1. Noun. (plural of poorhouse) ¹



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Definition of Poorhouses

1. poorhouse [n] - See also: poorhouse

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Poorhouses

poor shape
poor show
poor speller
poor sport
poor thing
poor white
poor white trash
poorbox
poorboxes
poorboy
poorboys
poore
poorer
poorest
poorhouse
poorhouses (current term)
poori
pooris
poorish
poorism
poorlier
poorliest
poorliness
poorly
poorly(p)
poormouth
poormouthed
poormouthing
poormouths
poorness

Literary usage of Poorhouses

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1. The Social Welfare Forum: Official Proceedings [of The] Annual Meeting by Conference of Charities and Correction (U.S.), National Conference on Social Welfare, American Social Science Association, National Conference of Social Work (U.S.) (1886)
"By poorhouses is meant the organized chanty of a county, municipality, ... Our inquiry is directed expressly to the administration of poorhouses, ..."

2. Practice of the Scottish Poor Law by George A. Mackay (1907)
"The Future of poorhouses A much more serious problem is presented by the ... In many cases the poorhouses have been planted with little regard to the needs ..."

3. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1915)
"poorhouses. See Almshouses and workhouses Pope, Alexander, 1588-1744 Brown woman. JB Cabell. .... poorhouses ..."

4. Proceedings of the National Conference of Charities and Correction, at the by Session (1889)
"Such poorhouses as those of Maryland, as described by Dr. Chancellor, are the natural result of letting things drift. Idleness is the cause of a large part ..."

5. A History of the English Poor Law: In Connection with the State of the by George Nicholls, Thomas Mackay (1898)
"... III. continued—Proposed universal benefit society— Visitation of poorhouses—Defective management and organisation— Punishment of vagrants—Prohibition of ..."

6. Report by Her Majesty's Commissioners Appointed to Inquire Into the State of by Scotland Royal Lunacy Commission, Royal Lunacy Commission, Scotland (1857)
"The number of poorhouses with separate wards for in lunatics, the numbers of patients in each ... E. In poorhouses without Separate Wards for the Insane. ..."

7. Handbook of Building Construction: Data for Architects, Designing and by George Albert Hool, Nathan Clarke Johnson (1920)
"poorhouses, Homes for the Aged and Infirm.—In the first of these institutions a certain number of inmates will be of defective mentality. ..."

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