Asylum is a see also of pesthouse.
As nouns the difference between asylum and pesthouse
is that asylum
is a place of safety while pesthouse
is an establishment which provides shelter and/or care to sufferers of pestilence or other contagious infections.
A place of safety.
The protection, physical and legal, afforded by such a place.
A place of protection or restraint for one or more classes of the disadvantaged, especially the mentally ill.
* , chapter=5
Mr. Pratt's Patients
, passage=Of all the queer collections of humans outside of a crazy asylum
, it seemed to me this sanitarium was the cup winner.
* insane asylum
* mental asylum
* orphan asylum
* asylum seeker
An establishment which provides shelter and/or care to sufferers of pestilence or other contagious infections