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.
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- n. correctional institution for the detention and discipline and training of young or first offenders
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Hünfeld, and Orb; the school for orphaned boys at Sannerz; a similar institution for girls at Maberzell, near Fulda; the reform school for young women at Horas near Fulda; St. Joseph's House for Orphans and
The benevolent institutions maintained by the State include an insane asylum situated at Chattahoochee, a school for the blind, deaf, and dumb at St. Augustine, and a reform school for youthful delinquents at Marianna.
Boulder, a reform school at Miles City, and a penitentiary at Deer