Statute labor

a definite amount of labor required for the public service in making roads, bridges, etc., as in certain English colonies.

See also: Statute

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The conversion of statute labor (compulsory labor owed to the parish) into wage labor, particularly in roadbuilding and paving, is explored.