hard labor

hard labor
noun Date: 1714 compulsory labor of imprisoned criminals as a part of the prison discipline

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • hard labor — n: compulsory labor imposed upon prisoners as part of a sentence or as prison discipline Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. hard labor …   Law dictionary

  • hard labor — n. compulsory physical labor imposed, together with imprisonment, as a punishment for some crimes …   English World dictionary

  • hard labor — noun : compulsory labor imposed upon imprisoned criminals as a part of the prison discipline but not necessarily more severe nor greater in amount than that customarily performed by ordinary laborers * * * ˌhard ˈlabour [hard labour] (especially… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • hard labor — A special condition of imprisonment for crime. 21 Am J2d Crim L § 615. Describing the labor as hard, in a sentence imposing imprisonment at hard labor, does not signify that it shall be of unusual severity. It means no more than that it is… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • hard labor — hard′ la′bor n. compulsory labor imposed upon criminals in addition to imprisonment • Etymology: 1850–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • hard labor — compulsory labor imposed upon criminals in addition to imprisonment, generally not exceeding ordinary labor in severity or amount. [1850 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • hard labor — Synonyms and related words: arduousness, backbreaking work, burdensomeness, confinement, dismemberment, effortfulness, estrapade, galleys, hard job, hard work, impalement, imprisonment, incarceration, jailing, keelhauling, laboriousness,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • hard labor — rigorous physical work; forced labor of convicted criminals as part of their punishment …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hard labor — A punishment, additional to mere imprisonment, sometimes imposed upon convicts sentenced to a penitentiary for serious crimes, or for misconduct while in prison …   Black's law dictionary

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