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poorhouse

(formerly) a publicly maintained institution offering accommodation to the poor

poorhouse

A building, often supported by a community or by a religious organization, that provide housing and minimal services for the indigent; also See almshouse and bettering house.
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Under the new wing of St James Hospital lies the city's old poor house.
Meanwhile, the Poor House had become a very different institution from the original intent of its founders even as it became ensconced in the political and social life of the capital.
Latin Americanists, along with social and urban historians, will discover much of interest in this, the first book-length study of the Poor House ever published.
This makes The Poor House an ideal proposition for buyers with dependent relatives, while there is also the potential to rent out this space as a holiday letting or utilise it to run a business.
Between 1700 and 1704 the city council of Leipzig, in central Germany, presided over the construction of a new, large combination poor house, orphanage, insane asylum, and penitentiary named St.
Water Purifier with last point Purification System etc in the office of HMB (D) Poor House GSSSB RCC and HCGBS Sewa Kutir Kingsway Camp Delhi.
He was confined in chains in a dark cell in the poor house, where he prayed, issued commands "in a loud voice, as the comma[n]der of a large army," and was attended regularly by a physician.
Tenders are invited for the scope of works include upgrades to a total of 37 social housing units within waterford city, portlaw and dungarvan and 17 fuel poor houses located throughout waterford.
It is part of Prime Minister's scheme to give the poor houses on easy installments.
Like the rich man in Jesus' parable about the beggar Lazarus (Luke 16), Ebenezer Scrooge is callously indifferent to the poor just outside his home--arguing that prisons and poor houses are enough to meet their needs--and it is his failure to see the ties binding him to beggars and urchins that condemns him.
He thought about it for a bit and said, |We don't have any poor houses,'" she says in the film.