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


    forced labour

    BrE BrE//ˌfɔːst ˈleɪbə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌfɔːrst ˈleɪbər//
    (especially US English forced labor) [uncountable]
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  1. 1hard physical work that somebody, often a prisoner or slave, is forced to do
  2. 2prisoners or slaves who are forced to work The mines were manned by forced labour from conquered countries.