Definition of hard labor in English:

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hard labor

Pronunciation: /härd ˈlābər/


Heavy manual work as a punishment.
Example sentences
  • He was sentenced to fifteen years' imprisonment with hard labour and ten strokes of the tamarind birch.
  • He was sentenced to life imprisonment with hard labour.
  • If found guilty they should face the death penalty, in those countries which have it, or life imprisonment with hard labour elsewhere.

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Syllabification: hard la·bor

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