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This term is of too wide and uncertain signification to support a bequest for the building of a “boys’ reformatory.” It includes all places and Institutions in which efforts are made either to cultivate the intellect, instruct the conscience, or improve the conduct; places in which persons voluntarily assemble, receive instruction, and submit to discipline, or are detained therein for either of these purposes by force. Hughes v. Daly, 49 Conn. 35. Rut see McAndrews v. Hamilton County, 105 Tenn. 399, 58 S. W. 483.


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