bonded labor

bonded labor
noun
a practice in which employers give high-interest loans to workers whose entire families then labor at low wages to pay off the debt; the practice is illegal in the United States
Hypernyms: ↑bondage, ↑slavery, ↑thrall, ↑thralldom, ↑thraldom

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ˌbonded ˈlabour 8 [bonded labour bonded labourer] (especially US ˌbonded ˈlabor) noun uncountable
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.

Derived Word:bonded labourer
See also:bonded laborer

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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