Definition of Slavery

1. Noun. The state of being under the control of another person.

Exact synonyms: Bondage, Thraldom, Thrall, Thralldom
Generic synonyms: Subjection, Subjugation
Specialized synonyms: Bonded Labor, Servitude, Serfdom, Serfhood, Vassalage
Derivative terms: Thrall, Thraldom, Thralldom, Thrall



2. Noun. The practice of owning slaves.
Exact synonyms: Slaveholding
Generic synonyms: Pattern, Practice

3. Noun. Work done under harsh conditions for little or no pay.
Generic synonyms: Labor, Labour, Toil
Derivative terms: Slave

Definition of Slavery

1. n. The condition of a slave; the state of entire subjection of one person to the will of another.

Definition of Slavery

1. Noun. An institution or social practice of owning human beings as property, especially for use as forced laborers. ¹

2. Noun. A condition of servitude endured by a slave. ¹

3. Noun. (figuratively) A condition in which one is captivated or subjugated, as by greed or drugs. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Slavery

1. ownership of one person by another [n -ERIES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Slavery

slaveholdings
slaveless
slavelike
slavemaster
slavemasters
slaveowner
slaveowners
slavered
slaverer
slaverers
slaveries
slavering
slaveringly
slavers
slavery (current term)
slaves
slaves away
slaves to fashion
slavey
slaveys
slavies
slavikite
slaving
slaving away
slavish
slavishly
slavishness
slavishnesses
slavocracies

Literary usage of Slavery

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Some Historical Account of Guinea: Its Situation, Produce and the General ...by Anthony Benezet by Anthony Benezet (1788)
"Microfiche. Washington : Microcard Editions, 1970. -- 2 sheets ; 11 x 15 cm. -- (slavery source materials ; no. 38)"

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"In colonial America slavery was general in the English possessions. ... When the War of Independence began, negro slavery existed in all the rebellious ..."

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