pining, probably the youngest son of Barzillai the Gileadite (2 Sam. 19:37-40). The “habitation of Chimham” (Jer. 41:17) was probably an inn or khan, which is the proper meaning of the Hebrew _geruth_, rendered “habitation”, established in later times in his possession at Bethlehem, which David gave to him as a reward for his loyalty in accompanying him to Jerusalem after the defeat of Absalom (1 Kings 2:7). It has been supposed that, considering the stationary character of Eastern institutions, it was in the stable of this inn or caravanserai that our Saviour was born (Luke 2:7).
- Child labour
noun 1. the full-time employment of children below a minimum age laid down by statute
- 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 […]
noun 1. the gainful employment of children below an age determined by law or custom.
[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, […]