hard labor

noun
|Updated on: 11 Jun 2018

Definition of hard labor

: compulsory labor of imprisoned criminals as a part of the prison discipline

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First Known Use of hard labor

1651

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hard labor

noun

legal Definition of hard labor

: compulsory labor imposed upon prisoners as part of a sentence or as prison discipline

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