bridewell

bridewell
In England, a house of corrections

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • bridewell — prison, 1550s, from Bridewell, house of correction in London, originally a royal lodging (given by Edward VI for a hospital, later converted to a prison) near Bride s Well, short for St. Bridget s Well …   Etymology dictionary

  • Bridewell — Bride well, n. A house of correction for the confinement of disorderly persons; so called from a hospital built in 1553 near St. Bride s (or Bridget s) well, in London, which was subsequently a penal workhouse. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bridewell — index reformatory Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Bridewell — Oliver „Ollie“ Bridewell (* 10. oder 11. Dezember 1985; † 20. Juli 2007 in Leicestershire, England) war ein britischer Motorradrennfahrer. 2005 nahm er an der British Superstock Championship teil. Bereits 2006 und 2007 fuhr er bei der British… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Bridewell —    A place erected by Henry VIII. to the west of Fleet River, between the river and Whitefriars (S. 70), c. 1522.    In 1531 Sir Wm. Weston, prior of St. John s Hospital, Clerkenwell, made a grant of one tenement and fifteen gardens, on which… …   Dictionary of London

  • Bridewell — Recorded as Bridal, Bridle, Bridel, Bridell and possibly others, this is an English surname. Of pre 8th century origins it is almost certainly occupational for a bridelsmyth , a maker of bits and bridles for horses and one who worked in both… …   Surnames reference

  • bridewell — noun Etymology: Bridewell, London jail Date: circa 1593 prison …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bridewell — noun A small prison, or a police station that has cells. Two Fermanagh girls who never laughed were certain that he must have served time in a bridewell, so cold was his expression and so calloused his small hands …   Wiktionary

  • Bridewell —    obsolete British    a police station    The original in London was a holy well with supposed medicinal properties, then a hospital for the poor, then a prison:     Crowley went to the nearest Bridewell and told the officer of his wife s… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • Bridewell Palace — Bridewell Palace, auch Bridewell Royal Hospital, in London war ursprünglich eine Residenz von König Heinrich VIII. und später ein Armenhaus und Gefängnis. Der Name Bridewell wurde später zum Synonym für Polizeistationen und Gefängnisse in England …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Bridewell Palace — Bridewell Palace, London, originally a residence of Henry VIII, later became a poorhouse and prison. Its name has come to be synonymous with police stations and detention facilities in England and Ireland.It was built on the site of the medieval… …   Wikipedia

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