Latrines

Detached structures in public contexts containing one or more seats and a pit serving as toilets; distinguished from "outhouses" which are similar structures in domestic contexts. For rooms that are within buildings and have such simple facilities, use "privies.".

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latrines
latrine
letrinas Spanish
letrina Spanish
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Detached structures in public contexts containing one or more seats and a pit serving as toilets; distinguished from "outhouses" which are similar structures in domestic contexts. For rooms that are within buildings and have such simple facilities, use "privies."

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300007951. The J. Paul Getty Trust.