Fac"to*ry (?), n.; pl. Factories (-rz). [Cf. F. factorerie.]
A house or place where factors, or commercial agents, reside, to transact business for their employers.
"The Company's factory
The body of factors in any place; as, a chaplain to a British factory.
A building, or collection of buildings, appropriated to the manufacture of goods; the place where workmen are employed in fabricating goods, wares, or utensils; a manufactory; as, a cotton factory.
Factory leg Med., a variety of bandy leg, associated with partial dislocation of the tibia, produced in young children by working in factories.
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