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British Dictionary definitions for child labour

child labour

noun
  1. the full-time employment of children below a minimum age laid down by statute
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Examples from the Web for child labour

Historical Examples

  • In one day, child-labour in the whole country was abolished.

    Revolution and Other Essays

    Jack London

  • "You ought to get Mrs. van Tuiver on your child-labour committee," she said.

    Sylvia's Marriage

    Upton Sinclair

  • So long as the article did not say anything about the ownership of child-labour tenements!

    Sylvia's Marriage

    Upton Sinclair

  • I explained to her the aims and the methods of our child-labour committee.

    Sylvia's Marriage

    Upton Sinclair

  • It is impossible for any view of Eugenics in relation to education to ignore the terrible danger of child-labour.