bridewell definition

  • noun:
    • a tiny prison, or a police place with cells.
    • a property of modification for the confinement of disorderly individuals; -- so-called from a hospital built-in 1553 near St. Bride's (or Bridget's) really, in London, that has been subsequently a penal workhouse.
    • a property of correction for the confinement of vagrants and disorderly persons.
    • a little jail, or a police section which includes cells.
    • a property of correction the confinement of disorderly individuals; -- so called from a hospital integrated 1553 near St. Bride's (or Bridget's) really, in London, that has been consequently a penal workhouse.
    • a home of modification when it comes to confinement of vagrants and disorderly people.

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