penal servitude

noun English Criminal Law.
imprisonment together with hard labor.

1855–60 Unabridged
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penal servitude
English criminal law Compare hard labour (formerly) the imprisonment of an offender and his subjection to hard labour. It was substituted for transportation in 1853 and abolished in 1948

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Example sentences
To this day, no one knows exactly how many labored here in penal servitude.
Nine other soldiers have been sentenced to penal servitude for life on the same
Penal servitude, which had entailed dissolution of marriage, was abolished.
Her brother might have been condemned to penal servitude in her absence, but
  she put her cause before all else.
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