Translation of workhouse in Spanish:
- (British English) (History)asilo (masculine) de pobres(que debían trabajar a cambio de comida y alojamiento)Example sentences
- Unlike Boston, which had the financial resources to build more than one public institution for the poor, many towns in New England only built one institution, either a workhouse or an almshouse.
- The overarching vision of a totally deterrent New Poor Law where relief would only be administered in the workhouse clashed with local parish budgets and the reality of the family wage economy.
- But at the time the only alleviation remained the institution of workhouses, although philanthropists were constructing almshouses, cheap housing for the poor.
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