Meaning of “approved school” in the English Dictionary

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"approved school" in British English

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approved schoolnoun [ C ]

uk /əˌpruːvd ˈskuːl/ us /əˌpruːvd ˈskuːl/ UK

old-fashioned for young offender institution (= a prison for young people)

(Definition of “approved school” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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