disorderly house
a polite legal term for a brothel.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


disorderly house
A place of illegal gambling or a house of prostitution.
Category: Real Estate & Rental Property → Homeowners

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


disorderly house
A place where individuals reside or which they frequent for purposes that pose a threat to public health, morals, convenience, or safety, and that may create a public nuisance.
A disorderly house is an all-inclusive term that may be used to describe such places as a house of prostitution, an illegal gambling casino, or a site where drugs are constantly bought and sold. It is any place where unlawful practices are habitually carried on by the public.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


disorderly house
A place where individuals reside or which they frequent for purposes that pose a threat to public health, morals, convenience, or safety, and that may create a public nuisance.
 
A disorderly house is an all-inclusive term that may be used to describe such places as a house of prostitution, an illegal gambling casino, or a site where drugs are constantly bought and sold. It is any place where unlawful practices are habitually carried on by the public.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

disorderly house
n.
   1) polite term for house of prostitution.
   2) place of illegal gambling.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • disorderly house — 1. a house of prostitution; brothel. 2. a gambling place. [1800 10] * * * …   Universalium

  • disorderly house — /dɪsˌɔdəli ˈhaʊs/ (say dis.awduhlee hows) noun 1. a house of prostitution; brothel. 2. a gambling place …   Australian English dictionary

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