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Detention home   /dɪtˈɛnʃən hoʊm/   Listen
Detention home

An institution where juvenile offenders can be held temporarily (usually under the supervision of a juvenile court).  Synonyms: detention camp, detention house, house of detention.

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"Detention home" Quotes from Famous Books

... father said he wasn't any good except to idle away his time and spend money, and would come to a bad end by manslaughter in a high-powered car; or in the alcoholic ward of some hospital; that he was, in fact, a mere helling scapegrace that would have been put in some good detention home years before if he hadn't been born to a father that was all kinds of a so-and-so old Scotch fool. There you get Angus, fills, from three different slants, and I ain't saying there wasn't justification for the other two besides mine. The boy could ...
— Somewhere in Red Gap • Harry Leon Wilson

Words linked to "Detention home" :   house of detention, correctional institution, detention house

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