Old English hus "dwelling, shelter, house," from Proto-Germanic *husan (cf. Old Norse, Old Frisian hus , Dutch huis , German Haus ), of unknown origin, perhaps connected to the root of hide (v.) [OED]. In Gothic only in gudhus "temple," literally "god-house;" the usual word for "house" in Gothic being razn .
Meaning "family, including ancestors and descendants, especially if noble" is from . The legislative sense (1540s) is transferred from the building in which the body meets. Meaning "audience in a theater" is from 1660s (transferred from the theater itself, cf. playhouse ); as a dance club DJ music style, probably from the Warehouse , a Chicago nightclub where the style is said to have originated. Zodiac sense is first attested late 14c. To play house is from 1871; as suggestive of "have sex, shack up," 1968. House arrest first attested 1936. On the house "free" is from 1889. And the Prophet Isaiah the sonne of Amos came to him, and saide vnto him, Thus saith the Lord, Set thine house in order: for thou shalt die, and not liue. [2 Kings xx:1, version of 1611]
No other expression of child custody imposes loss of basic civil and human rights on all parties as adoption does. [ref: Human Rights & Adoption at / ] Assertions about having a happy life overall may be true of many adoptees' and especially from the perspective of an adoptee raised in Beverly Hills among celebrities, laughs, glitz and glamour, despite gossip columnists' and online message boards derogatory comments that appear along with the tributes to Milton Berle and Bill's own depiction in his book, My Father, Uncle Milty . In adoption, as with any type of child abuse, there are survivors at one end of the scale who are quite happy with or adjusted to their lives, while at the other end of the scale there is an over-representation of adoptees in America's mental institutions and prisons. [ref: Statistics of Adoption / ] There are more alternatives for "stupid girls" who get pregnant and their "idiot" boyfriends (as Bill refers to young parents), and their offspring, than adoption or abortion. See Alternatives to Adoption at /