- a hospital for lepers; leprosarium.
Origin of leper house
First recorded in 1850–55
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Examples from the Web for leper house
“Besides a general hospital we have likewise a leper-house,” said the bookseller.
In earlier times a Leper-house existed just beyond the gate.Addresses & Papers / Collectanea
“Besides a general hospital, we have likewise a leper-house,” said the bookseller.
The existence of these mountebanks was as an existence of lepers in a leper-house, and of the blessed in one of the Pleiades.The Man Who Laughs
There is no accommodation in the Arab settlement—nothing but the squalid place, and the leper-house beyond.True Stories of Girl Heroines