hard labor

noun

Definition of hard labor

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

1651

First Known Use of hard labor

1651


Law Dictionary

hard labor

noun

Legal Definition of hard labor

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


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