owned by or complement a madhouse
- A place appropriated to your confinement and care of the insane a madhouse
- a state of severe confusion and disorder
- pejorative terms for an insane asylum
- someplace appropriated on confinement and proper care of the crazy; a madhouse.
- An insane person; a lunatic; a madman.
- any where where uproar and confusion prevail.
- owned by, or fit for, a madhouse.
"scene of angry confusion," 1660s, from colloquial pronunciation of "Hospital of Saint Mary of Bethlehem" in London, founded 1247 as a priory, mentioned as a hospital 1330 and as a lunatic medical center 1402; changed into a situation lunatic asylum on dissolution regarding the monasteries in 1547. It was spelled Bedlem in a will from 1418, and Betleem is taped as a spelling of Bethlehem in Judea from 971.
(n.) A spot appropriated to your confinement and care of the outrageous; a madhouse.
- (letter.) An insane individual; a lunatic; a madman.
- (letter.) Anyplace where uproar and confusion prevail.
- (a.) owned by, or fit for, a madhouse.
I can't even picture the bedlam making this public would cause.