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protectory

[pruh-tek-tuh-ree] /prəˈtɛk tə ri/
noun, plural protectories.
1.
an institution for the care of destitute or delinquent children.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; protect + -ory2
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protectory

/prəˈtɛktərɪ/
noun (pl) -ries
1.
an institution for the care of homeless, delinquent, or destitute children
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