Definition of Detention house
1. Noun. An institution where juvenile offenders can be held temporarily (usually under the supervision of a juvenile court).
Generic synonyms: Correctional Institution
Lexicographical Neighbors of Detention House
Literary usage of Detention house
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Slavery of Prostitution: A Plea for Emancipation by Maude E. Miner, Maude Miner Hadden (1916)
"Mental examinations could be made in the detention house and suitable medical care could be provided. Here also the system of identification could be ..."
2. Careers for women by Catherine Filene (1920)
"... Boston detention house for Women Description of occupation THE duties of a chief of a detention house for women are similar to those of a captain of a ..."
3. Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Preventive Medicine by Bernard Fantus, William Augustus Evans, G. Koehler (1918)
"One other house was used as a temporary hospital and still another as a detention house. The first patient was admitted on November 7 and sent to the ..."