halfway house

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noun
  1. an inn or stopping place situated approximately midway between two places on a road.

  2. any place considered as midway in a course.

  1. a residence for former mental patients, convicts, or recovering drug users or alcoholics that serves as a transitional environment between confinement and the return to society.

Origin of halfway house

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First recorded in 1685–95

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British Dictionary definitions for halfway house

halfway house

noun
  1. a place to rest midway on a journey

  2. the halfway point in any progression

  1. a centre or hostel designed to facilitate the readjustment to private life of released prisoners, mental patients, etc

  2. British a compromise: a halfway house between fixed and floating exchange rates

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