house of prostitution

house of prostitution
A house of ill fame. A house resorted to for the purpose of prostitution. 42 Am J1st Prost § 3. See house of ill fame.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • house of prostitution — n. A building in which prostitutes work. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008 …   Law dictionary

  • house of prostitution — noun a building where prostitutes are available (Freq. 2) • Syn: ↑whorehouse, ↑brothel, ↑bordello, ↑bagnio, ↑house of ill repute, ↑bawdyhouse, ↑cathouse, ↑sporting h …   Useful english dictionary

  • house of prostitution — See bawdy house …   Black's law dictionary

  • house of prostitution — See bawdy house …   Black's law dictionary

  • house of prostitution — a brothel. [1540 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • Prostitution in Nevada — Nevada is one of only two U.S. states that allow some legal prostitution; in most of its counties, brothels are legalized and heavily regulated. (In Rhode Island, the act of sex for money is not illegal, but street solicitation, and operation of… …   Wikipedia

  • Prostitution in the United States — In the United States, each state has the power to decide whether or not prostitution is legal in that state or part of that state. In all but two U.S. states (Nevada and Rhode Island), the buying and selling of sexual services is illegal and… …   Wikipedia

  • prostitution — /pros ti tooh sheuhn, tyooh /, n. 1. the act or practice of engaging in sexual intercourse for money. 2. base or unworthy use, as of talent or ability. [1545 55; < LL prostitution (s. of prostitutio). See PROSTITUTE, ION] * * * Practice of… …   Universalium

  • house — Structure that serves as living quarters for one or more persons or families. See also curtilage domicile home residence. A legislative assembly, or (where the bicameral system obtains) one of the two branches of the legislature; as the house of… …   Black's law dictionary

  • house — Structure that serves as living quarters for one or more persons or families. See also curtilage domicile home residence. A legislative assembly, or (where the bicameral system obtains) one of the two branches of the legislature; as the house of… …   Black's law dictionary


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