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(ˈmæɡdəlɪn) or


1. literary a reformed prostitute
2. rare a reformatory for prostitutes
[from Mary Magdalene]
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Noun1.Magdalen - a reformed prostitutemagdalen - a reformed prostitute    
evildoer, sinner - a person who sins (without repenting)


[ˈmægdəlɪn] NMagdalena
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Besides the question of whether a location is realized or imagined, there is also the question of when in the life of the Magdalene the location first appears.
The Radio Scotland star, who helps to navigate listeners through their daily commute, has written a crime fiction book inspired by a notorious home for 'fallen women', the Magdalene Institution in Glasgow.
In 2013 the Irish Government apologised to the Magdalene women.
On my last night there, my two pals, men who are definitely in touch with their feminine side, and I, were discussing the work of their pal Kathleen McGowan, an American author who penned the trilogy The Magdalene Line.
The Magdalene Survivors Together group said they were shocked and horrified by the way they were depicted on The God Slot.
Often, there were those ruptures in the free-flowing exchange between my mind's eye, my spiritual eye, and my physical eye so that my seeing of these ten familiar individuals was now surprisingly of new figures both as a whole group or as segmented groupings, or, then again, solely the Magdalene and oftentimes singly the Virgin Mother.
THE head of the Irish Government broke into tears yesterday as he made an historic and emotionally-charged state apology to survivors of the Magdalene laundries.
To those residents who went into the Magdalene laundries from a variety of ways, 26% from state involvement, I'm sorry for those people that they lived in that kind of environment," he said.
Parry is creator of the mulitmedia piece, The Magdalene Laundries,
The Magdalene Sisters, directed by Peter Mullan, is about teenage girls who were sent to Magdalene Asylums, otherwise known as the Magdalene Laundries, homes for women who were labeled as "fallen" by their families or society.
To support this reading, I will explore Biblical and cultural associations with Mary Magdalene along with the institutions built in her name, the Magdalene Laundries, one of which forms the initial setting for "Clay.
Although she certainly sets her discussion against the backdrop of a Reformed iconophobia, she reveals the ways in which sixteenth- and seventeenth-century literary and artistic treatments of the Magdalene mediate, conserve, and translate Catholic sacramentalism into new modes of representation that are authentically Reformed without severing entirely from the aesthetic and devotional history of the medieval Church and its saints.