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EtymologyEdit

From tucht (discipline) +‎ huis (house).

PronunciationEdit

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  • Hyphenation: tucht‧huis

NounEdit

tuchthuis n (plural tuchthuizen, diminutive tuchthuisje n)

  1. A house of correction, closed penitentiary where 'wayward' inmates (espcially youth and vagrants) are to be punished and (at least initially) reeducated trough forced labor, under threat of beatings
  2. A reformatory school

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