Definition of bonded labour noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


bonded labour

(especially US English bonded labor) noun
BrE BrE//ˌbɒndɪd ˈleɪbə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌbɑːndɪd ˈleɪbər//
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forced work for an employer for a fixed time without being paid, often as a way of paying a debt Many of the immigrants are used as bonded labour. Bonded labour was outlawed in the country in 1976.