Detention Home Definition

noun
A residential facility for the placement of juveniles adjudged to be in need of supervision, awaiting trial, or found guilty of a minor offense.
American Heritage
A place where juvenile offenders or delinquents are held in custody, esp. temporarily pending disposition of their cases by the juvenile court.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
  • detention camp
  • house of detention
  • detention house
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Other Word Forms of Detention Home

Noun

Singular:
detention home
Plural:
detention-homes

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