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disorderly house

n. Law
A house where those who congregate disturb the peace, cause a public nuisance, or engage in illegal conduct.

disorderly house

n
(Law) law an establishment in which unruly behaviour habitually occurs, esp a brothel or a gaming house
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For a short period, 3 disorderly houses were detected, 8 girls were detained.
In spite of the work of the squad of plain clothes men working for the city in connection with disorderly houses and gambling places, a number of illicit games are reported to be operating in the city and to all appearances very successfully.
Other Acts for the axe are the Disorderly Houses Act of 1751, the Servants' Characters Act of 1792 and the Wapping Workhouse Act of 1819, which even managed a mention in Charles Dickens' The Uncommercial Traveller.
That we encourage and assist officers in the Discharge of their Duty of Discovering Disorderly Houses, of taking up of offenders, and carrying them before the magistrates.
was to make the penalty for prostitution in tenement houses so much more severe than it was for prostitution in ordinary disorderly houses as to make it attractive for the prostitutes to leave the tenement houses and to go into regular houses of prostitution.
Mary Oliver, Elizabeth Smith, and Elizabeth Griffiths, for keeping disorderly houses.