Child-labor meaning

The regular, full-time employment of children under a legally defined age in factories, stores, offices, etc.: in the U.S., the minimum legal age under federal law is 16 (in hazardous occupations, 18)
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(US) The employment of children who are under the legal (generally recognised) minimum age.
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The definition of child labor is children who are put to work full-time when they are under the legal age or working illegally.

An example of child labor is a five-year-old working in a factory.

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The employment of children, particularly under terms and conditions considered inhumane or prohibited by law.
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