Translation of workhouse in Spanish:

workhouse

Pronunciation: /ˈwɜːrkhaʊs; ˈwɜːkhaʊs/

n

  • (British English/inglés británico) [History/Historia] asilo (masculine) de pobres (que debían trabajar a cambio de comida y alojamiento)
    More 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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