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detention home

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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

First recorded in 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.

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