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community home Line breaks: com|mu¦nity home

Entry from British & World English dictionary

Definition of community home in English:


A centre for housing young offenders and other young people in need of custodial care.
Example sentences
  • Mr Walker said: ‘We operate an ‘open door’ policy, so we accept anyone who wants to rebuild their lives and live in a community home.
  • It became an assisted community home under the Children's Act of 1969.
  • He could not be placed in an ordinary community home because he had held two children hostage at such a home the previous year.
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