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leper house

noun
  1. a hospital for lepers; leprosarium.
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Origin of leper house

First recorded in 1850–55
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of leper house

  • “Besides a general hospital we have likewise a leper-house,” said the bookseller.

    The Bible in Spain

    George Borrow

  • In earlier times a Leper-house existed just beyond the gate.

  • “Besides a general hospital, we have likewise a leper-house,” said the bookseller.

    The Bible in Spain

    George Borrow

  • The existence of these mountebanks was as an existence of lepers in a leper-house, and of the blessed in one of the Pleiades.

  • There is no accommodation in the Arab settlement—nothing but the squalid place, and the leper-house beyond.

    True Stories of Girl Heroines

    Evelyn Everett-Green