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residential school

[ rez-i-den-shuhl skool ]
/ ˈrɛz ɪˌdɛn ʃəl ˈskul /
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noun
boarding school: They recommended placing our daughter in a residential school for troubled teens.
(formerly, in Canada) one of a network of boarding schools for Native American, Inuit, and Métis students, operated by the federal government in partnership with a church or religious order.
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Origin of residential school

First recorded in 1875–80
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residential school

noun
(in Canada) a boarding school maintained by the Canadian government for Indian and Inuit children from sparsely populated settlements
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