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House Of Detention

house of detention

:a place where prisoners and occasionally witnesses are detained pending a trial compare house of correction, jail, lockup, penitentiary, prison



Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.

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