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LABORER Definition & Legal Meaning

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One who, as a means of livelihood, performs work and labor for those who employ him. Oliver v. Macon Hardware Co., OS Ga. 2-10. 25 S. E. 403, 5S Am. St. Rep. 300; Rlancliard v. Railway Co., S7 Me. 241, 32 Atl. S90; Iu re Ho King (D. C.) 14 Fed. 725; Collin v. Reynolds, 37 N. T. 04G; Weymouth v. Sanborn, 43 N. H. 171, 80 Am. Dec. 144; Epps v. Epps, 17 111. App. 201. In English statutes, this term is generally understood to designate a servant employed in husbandry or manufactures, and not dwelling in the home of his employer. Wharton; Mozley & Whitley. A laborer, as the word is used in the Pennsylvania act of 1872, giving a certain preference of lien, is one who performs, with his own hands, the contract which he makes with his employer. Appeal of Weutroth, 82 Pa. 409.


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