halfway house definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- a midway inn or stopping place on or as on a journey
- ☆ a place where persons are aided in readjusting to society following a period of imprisonment, hospitalization, etc.
halfway house definition by American Heritage Dictionary
nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- A rehabilitation center where people who have left an institution, such as a hospital or prison, are helped to readjust to the outside world.
- A stopping place, such as an inn, that marks the midpoint of a journey.
halfway house - Legal Definition
Webster's New World Law Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
A transitional facility to which convicted criminals are paroled for some period of time, in advance of full release into the community.
halfway house - Medical Definition
A rehabilitation facility for individuals, such as mental patients or substance abusers, who no longer require the complete facilities of a hospital or other institution but who are not yet prepared to return to their communities.