Definition of slave labour in English:

slave labour

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[mass noun]
  • Labour which is coerced and inadequately rewarded, or people that do it: most of production is carried out by slave labour
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    • But the implication that Europeans were indifferent to the colour of their slaves rests on an equivocation between unfree labour and slave labour.
    • It cannot compete against regimes that tolerate slave labour or forced child labour.
    • Some owners bluntly told their slaves they did not want the financial burden of women and children without the reward of cheap slave labor.

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