Meaning of “house of correction” in the English Dictionary

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"house of correction" in British English

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house of correctionnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌhaʊs əv kəˈrek.ʃən/ us /ˌhaʊs əv kəˈrek.ʃən/ US

a building where people who have committed crimes that are not serious are sent to improve their behaviour

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

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