borstal

or bor·stal institution

[ bawr-stuh l ]
/ ˈbɔr stəl /

noun

(in England) a school for delinquent boys that provides therapy and vocational training.

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Origin of borstal

First recorded in 1900–05; named after Borstal, village in Kent, England
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borstal

/ (ˈbɔːstəl) /

noun

(formerly in Britain) an informal name for an establishment in which offenders aged 15 to 21 could be detained for corrective training. Since the Criminal Justice Act 1982, they have been replaced by youth custody centres (now known as young offender institutions)
(formerly) a similar establishment in Australia and New Zealand

Word Origin for borstal

C20: named after Borstal, village in Kent where the first institution was founded
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