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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See reformatory.

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  • n. A penal institution for juveniles, especially males.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a school established by a state or city government, for the confinement, instruction, and reformation of juvenile offenders, and of young persons of idle, vicious, and vagrant habits.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. correctional institution for the detention and discipline and training of young or first offenders

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