Lazarettos

Hospitals treating very dangerous contagious diseases, common during the Middle Ages; for places for the treatment of leprosy specifically, use "leprosaria.".

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lazarettos American English
lazaretto American English
houses, lazar American English
lazarets American English
lazarettes American English
lazar houses American English
lazar-houses British English
lazar-house British English
lazaretten Dutch
lazaret Dutch
hospital de variolosos Spanish
lazareto Spanish
hospital de leprosos Spanish

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Hospitals treating very dangerous contagious diseases, common during the Middle Ages; for places for the treatment of leprosy specifically, use "leprosaria."

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300006692. The J. Paul Getty Trust.