house of refuge


house of refuge
Essentially the same as house of correction.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • House of refuge — Refuge Ref uge (r?f ?j), n. [F. r[ e]fuge, L. refugium, fr. refugere to flee back; pref. re + figere. SEe {Fugitive}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Shelter or protection from danger or distress. [1913 Webster] Rocks, dens, and caves! But I in none of these… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • house of refuge — a charitable institution for giving shelter and protection to the homeless or destitute * * * house of refuge A shelter for the destitute • • • Main Entry: ↑refuge …   Useful english dictionary

  • house of refuge — place where people can go to receive shelter …   English contemporary dictionary

  • House of Refuge at Gilbert's Bar — Infobox nrhp | name =House of Refuge Museum House of Refuge at Gilbert s Bar (Gilbert s Bar House of Refuge) Hutchinson Island, Florida nrhp type = caption = location=301 S.E. MacArthur Boulevard Hutchinson Island Stuart, Florida area = built =… …   Wikipedia

  • New York House of Refuge — A wood engraving representing the NY House of Refuge in 1855 The New York House of Refuge was the first youth detention center in the United States.[1] The building was located in Manhattan …   Wikipedia

  • Refuge — Ref uge (r?f ?j), n. [F. r[ e]fuge, L. refugium, fr. refugere to flee back; pref. re + figere. SEe {Fugitive}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Shelter or protection from danger or distress. [1913 Webster] Rocks, dens, and caves! But I in none of these Find… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • refuge — A place of safety. The other state to which a fugitive from justice flees. Ex parte Stanley, 25 Tex App 372, 8 SW 645. See house of refuge …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Refuge (United Kingdom charity) — Refuge Founder(s) Erin Pizzey [1] Type Registered UK charity (number 277424) Founded 1971 …   Wikipedia


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