detention home


noun

a house of correction or detention for juvenile offenders or delinquents, usually under the supervision of a juvenile court.

Nearby words

  1. detent,
  2. detente,
  3. detention,
  4. detention camp,
  5. detention centre,
  6. deter,
  7. deterge,
  8. detergency,
  9. detergent,
  10. deteriorate

Origin of detention home

First recorded in 1925–30

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Examples from the Web for detention home

  • Once, he was held in the detention-home and once sent to the State Industrial school; at other times, he was placed on probation.