poorhouse definition

  • noun:
    • An establishment maintained at community expenditure as housing when it comes to homeless.
    • A charitable establishment where bad or homeless people are lodged
    • A workhouse
    • A dwelling for many paupers maintained at community cost; an almshouse; a workhouse.
    • An establishment by which individuals obtaining community charity tend to be lodged and taken care of; an almshouse.
    • an establishment maintained at public cost so that you can offer housing for bad and homeless

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