Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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FAC'TORY, noun

1. A house or place where factors reside, to transact business for their employers. The English merchants have factories in the East Indies, Turkey, Portugal, Hamburg, etc.

2. The body of factors in any place; as a chaplain to a British factory

3. Contracted frommanufactory, a building or collection of buildings, appropriated to the manufacture of goods; the place where workmen are employed in fabricating goods, wares or utensils.