involuntary servitude

involuntary servitude
index bondage, subjection

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


involuntary servitude
n.
Slavery; forcing someone to work for someone else.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


involuntary servitude
slavery; the condition of an individual who works for another individual against his or her will as a result of force, coercion, or imprisonment, regardless of whether the individual is paid for the labor.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


involuntary servitude
slavery; the condition of an individual who works for another individual against his or her will as a result of force, coercion, or imprisonment, regardless of whether the individual is paid for the labor.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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  • involuntary servitude — The condition of one who is compelled by force, coercion, or imprisonment, and against his will, to labor for another, whether he is paid or not. Ex parte Wilson, 114 U.S. 417, 5 S.Ct. 935, 29 L.Ed. 89; In re Slaughterhouse Cases, 83 U.S. (16… …   Black's law dictionary

  • involuntary servitude — Compulsory labor under bondage. Slavery or peonage, except as imposed by way of punishment for a crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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  • involuntary — in·vol·un·tary /in vä lən ˌter ē/ adj: done, made, or initiated contrary to or without one s choice an involuntary confession an involuntary lien an involuntary plaintiff joined in the action in·vol·un·tar·i·ly adv Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of …   Law dictionary

  • Servitude — may refer to:* Service * Conscription * Employment * Slavery * Indentured servitude * Involuntary servitude * Penal servitude * Servitude (BDSM) * Equitable servitude, a term of real estate law * Servitude in civil law …   Wikipedia

  • servitude — The state of a person who is subjected, voluntarily or otherwise, to another person as his servant. A charge or burden resting upon one estate for the benefit or advantage of another; a species of incorporeal right derived from the civil law (see …   Black's law dictionary

  • involuntary — involuntarily /in vol euhn ter euh lee, vol euhn tair /, adv. involuntariness, n. /in vol euhn ter ee/, adj. 1. not voluntary; independent of one s will; not by one s own choice: an involuntary listener; involuntary servitude. 2. unintentional;… …   Universalium

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