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Noun (futsuumeishi)
penal servitude, imprisonment with hard labor (hard labour)travaux forcésZuchthausstrafe, Zwangsarbeit

ON: チョウKUN: こ.りる, こ.らす, こ.らしめる
penal, chastise, punish, discipline

ON: ヤク, エキ
duty, war, campaign, drafted labor, office, service, role

Example sentences
彼は懲役十年で、女房には三年の刑が下った。Parts: (かれ), 懲役 (ちょうえき), (じゅう), (ねん), 女房 (にょうぼう), には, 三年 (さんねん), (けい), 下る (くだる)He was given ten years and his wife three.

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