Legal Definition and Related Resources of Brothel

Meaning of Brothel

A house or part of a house or a room used for purposes of fornication by men and women resorting thereto in exchange for money . Synonymous with common bawdy-house and house of ill fame. The keeper of the brothel receives a share of the money.

Brothel Alternative Definition

A bawdy house; a common habitation of prostitutes.

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Brothel in Law Enforcement

Main Entry: Law Enforcement in the Legal Dictionary. This section provides, in the context of Law Enforcement, a partial definition of brothel.


See Also

  • Bawdy-House


See Also

  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Police Officer
  • Law Enforcement Agency

Further Reading

English Legal System: Brothel

In the context of the English law, A Dictionary of Law provides the following legal concept of Brothel :

A place used for the purpose of female or male *prostitutio A contract for the hiring or letting of a brothel is void (as being contrary to public policy) and under the Sexual Offences Act 1956 it is an offence for a landlord to let premises knowing that they are to be used as a brothel. It is also an offence for someone to help or manage a brothel or for a tenant or occupier of any premises to permit the premises to be used as a brothel.



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