BAWDY-HOUSE - Black's Law Dictionary

What is BAWDY-HOUSE? Definition of BAWDY-HOUSE in Black's Law Dictionary - Legal dictionary - Glossary of legal terms.

A house of ill fame; a house of prostitution; a brothel. A house or dwelling maintained for the convenience and resort of per- sons desiring unlawful sexual connection. Davis v. State, 2 Tex.App. 427; State v. Porter, 38 Ark. 638; People v. Buchanan, 1 Idaho 689. An as- signation house. State v. Bragg, Mo.App., 220 S.W. 25, 26. A disorderly house. Putman v. State, 9 Okl.Cr. 535, 132 P. 916, 921, 46 L.R.A.,N.S., 593.

To constitute a bawdy-house, the house must be "resort- ed to" or "frequented," that is to say, used a number of times, by lewd people of both sexes. State v. Seba, Mo. App., 200 S.W. 300; but need not be inhabited or resorted to by more than one woman for purpose of prostitution. Trent v. Commonwealth, 181 Va. 338, 25 S.E.2d 350, 351.

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