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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 ​improvetheirbehaviour
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in Chinese (Simplified) 劳教所,教养院…
in Chinese (Traditional) 感化院,教養院…
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