The Alternative Dutch Dictionary: verbeterhuis

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Entry definition

verbeterhuis etymology From verbeteren + huis. pronunciation
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noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. (history) A penitentiary or other house of correction
  2. (colloquial) A reformatory (school)
Synonyms: (penitentiary) tuchthuis, (reformatory) verbeteringsgesticht, tuchtschool

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