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Definition 1: a county jail that holds prisoners for periods up to 18 months - [noun denoting artifact]

(workhouse is a kind of ...) a correctional institution used to detain persons who are in the lawful custody of the government (either accused persons awaiting trial or convicted persons serving a sentence)

Definition 2: a poorhouse where able-bodied poor are compelled to labor - [noun denoting artifact]

(workhouse is a kind of ...) an establishment maintained at public expense in order to provide housing for the poor and homeless

(workhouse belongs to a domain located in ...) a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom

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