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British Dictionary definitions for free labour

free labour

  1. the labour of workers who are not members of trade unions
  2. such workers collectively
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  • They seemed clannish, too, with an unemployed or free-labour sort of isolation.

    Over the Sliprails

    Henry Lawson

  • He would still exclude slave-labour sugar; but on free-labour sugar, the differential duties would be reduced from lis.