Sponging

Definition of Sponging

Spon´ging   Pronunciation: ~jĭng
a. & n.1.a. & n. from Sponge, v.
Sponging house
(Eng. Law) a bailiff's or other house in which debtors are put before being taken to jail, or until they compromise with their creditors. At these houses extortionate charges are commonly made for food, lodging, etc.

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