Magdalen hospital

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Magdalen hospital an institution for the reclamation of fallen women
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. hospital—Low L. hospitalehospes, a guest.

Usage

In literature:

The first Foundling Hospital was established in 1739; the first Magdalen Hospital in 1769.
"Collections and Recollections" by George William Erskine Russell
Mr. Stanford on his visits to the state-prison, hospital, and to the Magdalen house.
"The Power of Faith" by Isabella Graham
He founded a small hospital at Winchester dedicated to S. Mary Magdalene, which by the time of Charles II.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Winchester" by Philip Walsingham Sergeant
At the north end of Stonebridgegate, and not far from the Ure, stands the =Hospital of St. Mary Magdalene=, sometimes called 'The Maudlins.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Ripon" by Cecil Walter Charles Hallett
The town once had a leper hospital in Barrack Street, dedicated to St. Mary Magdalen, but all traces of it have disappeared.
"Bournemouth, Poole & Christchurch" by Sidney Heath
Fairs were granted by Richard I. in 1189 to the hospital of St Mary Magdalene, and by Edward II.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 6" by Various
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