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borstal

(ˈbɔːstəl)
n
1. (Sociology) (formerly in Britain) an informal name for an establishment in which offenders aged 15 to 21 could be detained for corrective training. Since the Criminal Justice Act 1982, they have been replaced by youth custody centres (now known as young offender institutions)
2. (Sociology) (formerly) a similar establishment in Australia and New Zealand
[C20: named after Borstal, village in Kent where the first institution was founded]

bor•stal

(ˈbɔr stəl)

n.
(in England) a school for delinquent boys; reformatory.
[1900–05; after Borstal, village in Kent, England]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.borstal - formerly a British reform school for youths considered too young to send to prison
reform school, reformatory, training school - correctional institution for the detention and discipline and training of young or first offenders
Translations

borstal

[ˈbɔːstl]
A. N (Brit) → correccional m de menores
B. CPD borstal boy Njoven m delincuente (que ha pasado por el correccional)

borstal

[ˈbɔːrstəl] n (British)maison f de correction

borstal

n (Brit old) → Jugendheim nt, → Besserungsanstalt f

borstal

[ˈbɔːstl] n (Brit) → riformatorio
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