road work


road work
Broadly, work performed in the construction or maintenance of highways. Labor performed by convicts upon highways. Work done under statute requiring labor to be performed by the male citizens or inhabitants of a specified age, without compensation, on the public roads for a certain number of days each year, or to pay a certain sum in money for each day's labor thus required. 25 Am J1st High § 84.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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