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approved school

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Definition of approved school in English:

noun

British historical
A residential institution for young offenders.
Example sentences
  • From approved school he graduated through detention centre to borstal, finally winding up in prison.
  • They had passed through probation, borstal, approved schools and prison.
  • He was involved in crime from an early age, being sent to approved schools and borstal before ending up prison.

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