From Middle English labouren, from Old French laborer, from Latinlaborare (“(intransitive) to labor, strive, exert onself, suffer, be in distress, (transitive) to work out, elaborate”), from labor (“labor, toil, work, exertion”); perhaps remotely akin to robur (“strength”).
Labour Sentence Examples
He liked neither the labour itself nor its object.
This subsequently formed the first plank of the Labour platform.
The general administration of the Factories and Shops Acts, to which the special boards owe their being, is vested in a chief inspector of factories, subject to the control of the minister of Labour in matters of policy.
His early years were spent in the performance of such labour as fell to the lot of every farmer's son in the new states, and in the acquisition of such education as could be had in the district schools held for a few weeks each winter.
On the formation of the Commonwealth a Labour party was established in the federal houses.