forced labor

noun

Definition of forced labor

1 : very hard physical work that someone is forced to do The prisoners endured years of forced labor.
2 : a group of people who are made to work very hard for no money also : a system that allows this The railroad was built with/by forced labor.

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“Forced labor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/forced%20labor. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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forced labor

noun

Legal Definition of forced labor

: the act of providing or obtaining the labor of a person by use of or threat of force, physical restraint, serious harm (as physical, psychological, financial, or reputational), or abuse of legal process

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