Definition of house of correction in English:

house of correction

Syllabification: house of cor·rec·tion


  • An institution for the short-term confinement of minor offenders.
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    • In the end, she had to be confined to the Haarlem house of correction because she became uncontrollable.
    • Edward VI had supplied one of the royal palaces to serve as a house of correction for the poor, known as Bridewell.
    • By 1842, treadmills were employed in 109 of 200 jails and houses of correction.

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