a detention home for juvenile offenders aged 8–16 years.
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Origin of remand home
First recorded in 1900–05
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British Dictionary definitions for remand home
(no longer in technical use) an institution to which juvenile offenders between 8 and 14 years may be remanded or committed for detentionSee also community home
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