lazar house

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lazar + house

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lazar house (plural lazar houses)

  1. (historical) A place to quarantine lepers.
    • "The lazar house of Nancy, which was among the largest in Europe, had only four inmates during the regency of Marie de Médicis." (Madness & Civilization, "Stultifera Navis" by Michel Foucault)

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