house of detention


noun

a place maintained by the civil authorities for persons charged with a crime, and sometimes for witnesses, awaiting trial.

Nearby words

  1. house of cards,
  2. house of commons,
  3. house of correction,
  4. house of councilors,
  5. house of delegates,
  6. house of god,
  7. house of ill repute,
  8. house of keys,
  9. house of lords,
  10. house of peers

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