halfway house


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halfway house

n.
1. A rehabilitation center where people who have left an institution, such as a hospital or prison, are helped to readjust to the outside world.
2. A stopping place, such as an inn, that marks the midpoint of a journey.

halfway house

n
1. a place to rest midway on a journey
2. the halfway point in any progression
3. (Social Welfare) a centre or hostel designed to facilitate the readjustment to private life of released prisoners, former psychiatric patients, etc
4. (Banking & Finance) Brit a compromise: a halfway house between fixed and floating exchange rates.

half′way house`


n.
1. an inn or stopping place situated approximately midway between two places on a road.
2. a temporary residence for persons newly released from psychiatric hospitals, prisons, or other institutions.
Translations

halfway house

nGasthaus ntauf halbem Weg; (= hostel)offene Anstalt; (fig)Zwischending nt; we could stop off at the King’s Head, that’s a halfway housewir können im „King’s Head“ einkehren, das liegt auf halbem Wege; it is a halfway house between democracy and …das ist ein Zwischending zwischen Demokratie und …; (non-temporal) → es nimmt eine Zwischenstellung zwischen Demokratie und … ein

halfway house

n (hostel) centro di riadattamento alla vita sociale per ex detenuti (fig) → via di mezzo

halfway house

n (US) casa de rehabilitación (esp. para drogadictos y alcohólicos después de tratamiento y antes de volver a la sociedad)
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But I alighted at the Halfway House, and breakfasted there, and walked the rest of the distance; for, I sought to get into the town quietly by the unfrequented ways, and to leave it in the same manner.
Before Kate had returned any reply, a queer little double knock announced that Miss La Creevy had called to see them; and when Miss La Creevy presented herself, Mrs Nickleby, though strongly disposed to be argumentative on the previous question, forgot all about it in a gush of supposes about the coach she had come by; supposing that the man who drove must have been either the man in the shirt-sleeves or the man with the black eye; that whoever he was, he hadn't found that parasol she left inside last week; that no doubt they had stopped a long while at the Halfway House, coming down; or that perhaps being full, they had come straight on; and, lastly, that they, surely, must have passed Nicholas on the road.
The Centre for Crime Prevention's Peter Cuthbertson said: "These horrific cases show the dangers of a halfway house approach for dangerous criminals.
Peter Cuthbertson, from the Centre for Crime Prevention, said: "These horrific cases show the dangers of a halfway house approach for dangerous criminals.
The former inmate, who had found work as a paralegal and become a fierce advocate for prisoner rehabilitation, had started the Hand Up, a for-profit halfway house for former convicts.
We'd also like a halfway house in that vicinity - complete with toilets - like they have at Gleneagles.
He served his time in a Pennsylvania federal prison and was released to a halfway house in Boston in November 2011.
Put a hardcore white supremacist and an equally hardcore black gangbanger in the same halfway house after release on parole from prison, and what do you get?
Blakelaw defeated Lemington Social 4-1 and Daisy Hill beat Prudhoe Halfway House 5-3.
At the beginning of this year, Sober Living Halfway House Search, the "go-to" national directory and general information source for sober livings and halfway houses, states that its global ranking was at 285,297 out of well over 30 million sites that Alexa tracks.
In his introduction to The Halfway House (New Directions, 2009), Jose Manuel Prieto explains why Guillermo Rosales was uniquely able to write a novel about life in a Miami boarding home.
The book recounts the stay of William Figueras in a horrible halfway house in Miami, where the population of the aged and the crazy are presided over by a man getting rich off of their welfare benefits and his manager, who takes pleasure in beating the incontinent inhabitants and anally assaulting an old woman.