compulsory labor imposed upon criminals in addition to imprisonment, generally not exceeding ordinary labor in severity or amount.
The Meaning Of Labor DayLabor Day is a celebration of laborers, introduced at a time when labor meant something far more grueling than it generally does today.
Origin of hard labor
First recorded in 1850–55
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