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Meaning of "borstal" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD BORSTAL

Named after Borstal, village in Kent where the first institution was founded.
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PRONUNCIATION OF BORSTAL

borstal  [ˈbɔːstəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BORSTAL

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preposition
conjunction
determiner
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Borstal is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES BORSTAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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Borstal

A borstal was a type of youth detention centre in the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth. In India, it is known as a borstal school. Indian borstal schools are used exclusively for the imprisonment of minors or juveniles. Their objective is to ensure the care, welfare and rehabilitation of young offenders in an environment suitable for children and to keep them away from the contaminating atmosphere of a prison. The juveniles in conflict with law detained in borstal schools are provided various vocational training and education. The emphasis is given on the education, training and moral influence conducive to their reformation and the prevention of crime. As of 31 December 2011, there are 21 functioning borstal schools in India, with a combined total capacity for 2,218 inmates. In the UK, borstals were run by HM Prison Service and intended to reform seriously delinquent young people. The word is sometimes used loosely to apply to other kinds of youth institution or reformatory, such as Approved Schools and Detention Centres. The court sentence was officially called "borstal training".

Definition of borstal in the English dictionary

The definition of borstal in the dictionary is an informal name for an establishment in which offenders aged 15 to 21 could be detained for corrective training. Since the Criminal Justice Act 1982, they have been replaced by youth custody centres. Other definition of borstal is a similar establishment in Australia and New Zealand.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH BORSTAL


bastle
ˈbæstəl
Bristol
ˈbrɪstəl
costal
ˈkɒstəl
crustal
ˈkrʌstəl
crystal
ˈkrɪstəl
distal
ˈdɪstəl
enteropneustal
ˌentərɒpˈnjuːstəl
holocaustal
ˌhɒləˈkɔːstəl
hostel
ˈhɒstəl
intercoastal
ˌɪntəˈkəʊstəl
intercostal
ˌɪntəˈkɒstəl
listel
ˈlɪstəl
pastel
ˈpæstəl
pastel-coloured
ˈpæstəl
pedestal
ˈpɛdɪstəl
Pentecostal
ˌpɛntɪˈkɒstəl
pistol
ˈpɪstəl
postal
ˈpəʊstəl
vestal
ˈvɛstəl
vistal
ˈvɪstəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BORSTAL

borrel
borrelia
Borromini
borrow
borrow pit
borrower
borrowing
borrowing rate
borrowing requirement
borrowings
Bors
borsch
borscht
borshch
borsic
borstal boy
bort
borty
bortz
borzoi

WORDS THAT END LIKE BORSTAL

bicoastal
coastal
crestal
festal
forestal
instal
lead crystal
Liestal
liquid crystal
microcrystal
mistal
mixed crystal
monocrystal
piezoelectric crystal
polycrystal
quartz crystal
reinstal
rock crystal
subcostal
supracrustal

Synonyms and antonyms of borstal in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «borstal» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BORSTAL

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The translations of borstal from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «borstal» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

青少年管教所
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

borstal
570 millions of speakers

English

borstal
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बोर्स्टल
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

borstal
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Borstal
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

borstal
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Translator English - Bengali

অপ্রাপ্তবয়্স্ক অপরাধীদের সংশোধনাগার
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

borstal
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Borstal
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

borstal
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

borstal
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

borstal
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Borstal
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

borstal
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

இளங்குற்றவாளிச் சீர்திருத்தப்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

बॉर्स्टल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ıslahevi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

borstal
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Borstal
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Borstal
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

borstal
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

Borstal
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

Jeugdgevangenis
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

borstal
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

borstal
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of borstal

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BORSTAL»

The term «borstal» is quite widely used and occupies the 32.062 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BORSTAL» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about borstal

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BORSTAL»

Discover the use of borstal in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to borstal and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Borstal Boy
Extraordinarily vivid, fluent, and moving, this is a superb and unforgettable piece of writing. Borstal Boy was adapted into a film in 2000.
Brendan Behan, 2009
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Borstal Girl
Borstal Girl is a true story of shocking violence and survival that pulls no punches, but it is also a secret criminal history of a London long past. There is no other female memoir like it.
Eileen MacKenney, 2011
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The English Prison and Borstal Systems: An Account of the ...
First published in 2013. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Lionel W. Fox, 1952
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Ireland's 'moral Hospital': The Irish Borstal System, 1906-1956
"This ground-breaking book examines the treatment and reformation of the 'juvenile-adult' offender class at Clanmel borstal in County Tipperary.
Conor Reidy, 2009
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Administration of juvenile justice: the example of the ...
Preface.
Rebecca Sako, Festus Okoye, Danladi Plang, 1997
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The Education of Borstal Boys: A Study of Their Educational ...
First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Erica Stratta, 1998
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Life on Mars: Borstal Slags
Time to leap into the Cortina as Sam Tyler and Gene Hunt roar back into action in a brand new installment of Life on Mars.
Tom Graham, 2013
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Juvenile Injustice: Police Abuse and Detention of Street ...
Boys said there were about 300 boys in each borstal. Further, although boys must be at least fifteen to be committed to a borstal, children younger than fifteen are sometimes committed. 2M One of the three boys we interviewed was fourteen  ...
Lois Whitman, Binaifer Nowrojee, 1997
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Original Rude Boy: From Borstal to the Specials - A Life in ...
Finally he reflects on The Specials’ reunion and how even now, thirty years on, they can’t help tearing themselves apart.Raucous and charming Original Rude Boy is the story of a man who done too much, much too young.
Neville Staple, 2010
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Buildings and Structures in County Tipperary: Clonmel ...
Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 60. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: (St.
LLC Books, Books Group, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BORSTAL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term borstal is used in the context of the following news items.
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52 years after independence and Kenya has only two reform schools
Students of Shmo La Tewa Borstal School from Mombasa County presents their swahilli play"Badilisha Tabia" at the Star of the Sea primary ... «The Standard Digital News, Jul 15»
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#ATP15 Final Night Review: Muddy Lineup
Borstal? The screening itself was in a cafeteria, complete with tables, chairs, and absolutely no movie snacks. As “cinemas” go, it didn't really ... «Reykjavík Grapevine, Jul 15»
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Prisons Service hunts for five escapees of Accra Borstal home
Officials of the Ghana Prisons Service have launched a manhunt for five inmates of the Accra Borstal home who have escaped from the facility. «Starr 103.5 FM, Jul 15»
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Six held for Dalit youth's murder
Sridharan was lodged at Borstal School in Paramathi Velur, while the rest were lodged at Central Prisons in Salem. Tiruchengode DSP and ... «The Hindu, Jul 15»
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Identification parade held at borstal
An identification parade to identify persons who allegedly threatened 'Q' Branch police personnel at their office in Peelamedu HUDCO Colony ... «The Hindu, Jun 15»
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Michael Gove Hints He Could Scrap Mega-Prison For Teenagers
His words follow intense speculation in Whitehall that Mr Gove felt the new fortified school - dubbed a 'modern-day Borstal' - would not ... «Huffington Post UK, Jun 15»
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Michael Gove may axe plans for £100m teenagers' super-prison
A coalition of 29 organisations wrote to the Telegraph last October saying the project amounted to a borstal and was dangerous. Dan Jarvis ... «The Guardian, Jun 15»
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Maoist sympathisers sent to borstal
Masanamuthu (21) and Namamanickam (20) of Vellalore near here, who were arrested by the city police on Saturday on charges of trying to ... «The Hindu, Jun 15»
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Cops 'Twist' Facts to Lodge 17-yr-old in Borstal School
The minor, who was picked up by police along with 19 others on June 3, has been lodged in a borstal school in contravention of rules. What's ... «The New Indian Express, Jun 15»
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Clash at Borstal School in Melur
In a shocking incident, a clash broke out between two groups in the Borstal School, (home for law offenders who are minors) at Melur near here ... «The Hindu, Apr 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Borstal [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/borstal>. Aug 2019 ».
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