Definition of hard labour in English:

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hard labour

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noun

[mass noun]
Heavy manual work as a punishment: he was sentenced to eighteen months' imprisonment with hard labour
More 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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