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detention home

noun
1.
a house of correction or detention for juvenile offenders or delinquents, usually under the supervision of a juvenile court.
Origin of detention home
1925-1930
1925-30
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  • Once, he was held in the detention-home and once sent to the State Industrial school; at other times, he was placed on probation.

    The Pivot of Civilization Margaret Sanger

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