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Noun: bonded labour
Usage: Brit, Cdn (US: bonded labor)
  1. A practice in which employers give high-interest loans to workers whose entire families then labour at low wages to pay off the debt; the practice is illegal in the United States
    - bonded labor [US]

Derived forms: bonded labours

Type of: bondage, slavery, thraldom, thrall, thralldom

Encyclopedia: Bonded labour