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penal servitude

noun, English Criminal Law.
1.
imprisonment together with hard labor.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60
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penal servitude

noun
1.
(English criminal law) (formerly) the imprisonment of an offender and his subjection to hard labour. It was substituted for transportation in 1853 and abolished in 1948 Compare hard labour
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