Contract system
Contract system Con"tract sys"tem 1. The sweating system. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

2. The system of employing convicts by selling their labor (to be performed inside the prison) at a fixed price per day to contractors who are allowed to have agents in the prison to superintend the work. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


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