A lazaretto is a public building, hospital, or pest-house, for the reception of those afflicted with contagious diseases. It is more particularly applied to buildings in which quarantine is performed.
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A lazaretto or lazaret is a quarantine station for maritime travellers. Lazarets can be ships permanently at anchor, isolated islands, or mainland buildings. Until 1908, lazarets were also used for disinfecting postal items, usually by fumigation. A leper colony administered by a Christian religious order was often called a lazar house, after the
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- hospital for persons with infectious diseases (especially leprosy)
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A public building, hospital, or pesthouse for the reception of diseased persons, particularly those affected with contagious diseases. ... Origin: F. Lazaret, or It. Lazzeretto, fr. Lazarus. See Lazar. ... Source: Websters Dictionary ... (01 Mar 1998) ...
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hospital for persons with infectious diseases (especially leprosy)
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• (n.) A public building, hospital, or pesthouse for the reception of diseased persons, particularly those affected with contagious diseases. • (n.) A low space under the after part of the main deck, used as a storeroom.
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(from the article `quarantine`) ...was later extended to 40 days, quarantina. The choice of this period is said to be based on the period that Christ and Moses spent in isolation in ...
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