Child labour

the full-time employment of children below a minimum age laid down by statute


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  • Child labor laws

    Laws passed over many decades, beginning in the 1830s, by state and federal governments, forbidding the employment of children and young teenagers, except at certain carefully specified jobs. Child labor was regularly condemned in the nineteenth century by reformers and authors (see David Copperfield and Oliver Twist), but many businesses insisted that the Constitution protected […]

  • Child-labor

    noun 1. the gainful employment of children below an age determined by law or custom.

  • Childishness

    [chahyl-dish] /ˈtʃaɪl dɪʃ/ adjective 1. of, like, or befitting a child: childish games. 2. puerile; weak; silly: childish fears. /ˈtʃaɪldɪʃ/ adjective 1. in the manner of, belonging to, or suitable to a child 2. foolish or petty; puerile: childish fears adj. Old English cildisc “proper to a child;” see child + -ish. Meaning “puerile, immature, […]

  • Chimney-corner

    noun 1. the corner or side of a fireplace. 2. a place near the fire. 3. fireside; hearth. noun 1. a recess that contains a seat in a large open fireplace; inglenook

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