week work


Definition of week work

1 : the weekly service of labor due from a villein or unfree tenant to his feudal lord usually amounting to 2 or 3 days but 4 or 5 in summer
2 : work for which one is employed by the week

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First Known Use of week work

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Week work.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/week%20work. Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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