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settlement house Line breaks: settle|ment house

Definition of settlement house in English:


An institution in an inner-city area, typically sponsored by a church or college, providing educational, recreational, and other social services to the community.
Example sentences
  • I taught at a community center behind the Art Gallery of Ontario where there's a settlement house.
  • In 1926 she became a social worker and resident in Denison House, a Boston settlement house.
  • Among them were the Women's Educational and Industrial Union and Denison House, a settlement house.
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