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magdalen

magdalene (ˈmæɡdəˌliːn, ˌmæɡdəˈliːnɪ)

/ (ˈmæɡdəlɪn) /
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noun

literary a reformed prostitute
rare a reformatory for prostitutes

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Word Origin for magdalen

from Mary Magdalene
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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