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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Brothel  \Broth"el\,  n.  [OE.  brothel,  brodel,  brethel,  a 
  prostitute,  a  worthless  fellow,  fr  AS  ber['o]?an  to  ruin, 
  destroy;  cf  AS  bre['o]tan  to  break,  and  E.  brittle.  The 
  term  brothel  house  was  confused  with  bordel  brothel.  CF 
  {Bordel}.] 
  A  house  of  lewdness  or  ill  fame;  a  house  frequented  by 
  prostitutes;  a  bawdyhouse. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  brothel 
  n  :  a  building  where  prostitutes  are  available  [syn:  {whorehouse}, 
  {bordello},  {bagnio},  {house  of  prostitution},  {house  of 
  ill  repute},  {bawdyhouse},  {cathouse},  {sporting  house}] 




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