House of Prostitution Law and Legal Definition

House of prostitution refers to a dwelling place where people carry out immoral activities such as prostitution. Generally, houses of prostitution carry out activities that are nuisance to neighborhood. A house of prostitution is also known as a brothel, a disorderly house or a bawdy house. The keeping of house of prostitution is punishable because it violates social interest in maintaining proper standards of morality and decency.

The following is an example of a case law defining a house of prostitution :

A house of prostitution or bawdy house is where girls are called to or reside there for the purpose of prostitution.[Threlkeld v. State, 165 Tex. Crim. 93, 99 (Tex. Crim. App. 1957)]