forced labor

noun

Definition of forced labor

  1. 1 :  very hard physical work that someone is forced to do The prisoners endured years of forced labor.

  2. 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.

Word by Word Definitions

forcedplay
  1. :  compelled by force or necessity :  involuntary

    :  done or produced with effort, exertion, or pressure

laborplay
  1. :  expenditure of physical or mental effort especially when difficult or compulsory

    :  human activity that provides the goods or services in an economy

    :  the services performed by workers for wages as distinguished from those rendered by entrepreneurs for profits

  1. :  to exert one's powers of body or mind especially with painful or strenuous effort :  work

    :  to move with great effort

    :  to be in the labor of giving birth

  1. :  of or relating to labor

    :  of, relating to, or constituting a political party held to represent the interests of workers or made up largely of organized labor groups


Law Dictionary

forced labor

noun

Legal Definition of forced labor

  1. :  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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