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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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Then we can meet in the halfway house and have nice times.
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 Philippines will set up halfway houses in various areas of the country where former insurgents can stay temporarily as they move back into mainstream society, officials say.
Manila: The Philippines will set up halfway houses in various areas of the country where former insurgents can stay temporarily as they move back into mainstream society, officials say.
Local government units may get P5 million to build halfway houses for communist rebel returnees, according to the Department of the Interior and Local Government.
UKPRwire, Thu Mar 02 2017] Halfway houses might not be the natural place to live for some ones, but it is for most people addicted to drugs.
Contract award notice: Ensuring the provision of social services, halfway houses for the Southern Region.
The sick cons had been judged suitable for release from prison - and were apparently under strict supervision in halfway houses.
The cons had been judged suitable for release and were supposed to be under strict supervision in halfway houses.
The state has contracts with seven halfway houses to offer subsidized housing to about 1,800 former inmates upon their release.
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